Former Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp believes winger Gareth Bale will leave the club in order to join Spanish giants Real Madrid this summer, despite the Welshman not saying a thing about his future in the press.
Bale has kept very quiet about his own future and has refused to talk to the press about the transfer saga, but it is obvious to everyone else that Madrid want to sign the 24-year-old.
Carlo Ancelotti, who is now manager at the Bernabeu, has already admitted that the two clubs are in formal talks about a possible transfer and the move is expected to be completed within the next fortnight.
It is thought that the deal will be worth around £85million, which is a new record for a transfer fee, beating Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Madrid by £5million.
Redknapp, who left Spurs last summer, believes despite him not openly admitting it, Bale's mind is already made up and he knows he wants to join Madrid.
"I think it'll be difficult for him not to go now. I think he wants to go if we're truthful," Redknapp told BBC Wales' The Backpage programme.
"He doesn't want to say it, but I hear from different sources that he really wants to go now."
The now-Queens Park Rangers boss went on to say when you start playing football as a child, you always dream about playing for clubs like Real Madrid.
"When you're a kid and you start playing football you dream about playing for Real Madrid," Redkanpp added.
"When I was a kid I saw that great team of Ferenc Puskas, Francisco Ento, Alfredo Di Stefano.
"Real Madrid is a special club. The chance to run out at the Bernabeu only comes once in a lifetime, as [former France and Real midfielder Zinedine] Zidane said the other day, you can't not take it."
Write for GiveMeSport! Sign-up to the GMS Writing Academy here: http://bit.ly/12evFlH
DISCLAIMER: This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms