Raul Gonzalez Blanco, a man who knows more than most about the pressures of dawning the famous white shirt of Real Madrid - now playing for Al-Sadd in Qatar is the latest to air his views on the Whites' pursuit of Spurs winger Gareth Bale.
Raul who spent 14 years at the Bernabeu between 1994 and 2010 making 550 appearances and scoring 228 goals before leaving for German side Schalke 04, has been speaking to the Al-Sadd official website about returning to play in the Bernabeu Trophy on Thursday evening.
The Spanish Legend will be playing for the first time at the Bernabeu since his move to Schalke talking to Al Sadd's official website said: "Our stay in Madrid will be a fantastic period. I hope the players can benefit from this stay and party at Al Sadd and Real Madrid."
Also the ex Los Blancos front man had his view on the Bale transfer saga that seems like it's never going to come to a conclusion he told AS : "Bale is a great player and will be a great contribution for Madrid, but its price is very high. Tottenham have overestimated his price."
The magnificent seven also said he expects a big season from his former club and thinks new boss Carlo Ancelotti is the man to take his old club to the next level : "Mourinho made a good showing with the team and Carlo Ancelotti is one of the best coaches in the world and get titles in the next stage."
He will receive a rapturous reception by those Madrid fans who decided to go along to the match on Thursday, though his message is clear, Bale's valuation is too high one would wonder if his old boss Florentino Perez will agree?
I think he will pull out all the stops to get the Welshman at the Bernabeu before the window closes in September.
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