New Tottenham Hotspur striker Roberto Soldado believes he will miss out on the chance to play alongside winger Gareth Bale as the Spaniard admits that turning down a move to Real Madrid is a tough thing to do.
The former-Valencia striker is set to have his medical at the Premier League side today and if he passes, he will complete his move to White Hart Lane for a fee around £26million, which would break the club's current record.
As for Bale, he 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.
Soldado has been talking to reporters about Bale and he admitted that he might miss out on the chance to play with one of the world's best.
He told Sky Sports News: "I think everybody knows about Gareth Bale. He's a great player. It will be hard to keep him but I hope he stays with Tottenham."
Another player has also been talking about the potential move to Real Madrid and that is Bale's former team-mate Steven Caulker, who recently joined Cardiff City and the defender has admitted that the Welshman deserves his move, if it goes through.
"It's a tough call, but if he does go fair play to him, he really deserves it. I wish him all the best."
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