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Real Madrid legend says Bale's price is 'too high'

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Former Los Blancos captain Raúl believes that Tottenham's valuation of Gareth Bale is too high, with reports suggesting the London club are demanding a world-record fee before the Welshman can join Real Madrid.

The Los Blancos have been in pursuit of the Tottenham Hotspur star this summer, with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy wanting nothing less than a world-record fee of £100 million.

Raúl told Al Sadd's official website: "[Bale] is a wonderful player,I understand the Real Madrid board is working hard to assemble the best team possible. But the price is too high." 

This is the first time that the former Real Madrid and Schalke 04 forward has openly expressed his opinion on Bale's possible transfer to Madrid.  

The Madrid legend also backed Carlo Ancelotti to make a strong fight for the La Liga title after falling 15 points short of Barcelona last season, adding: "Jose Mourinho did a very good job with the team, but Carlo Ancelotti is one of the best coaches in the world.

"Barcelona has great players, so the two teams will push each other to the limits this year."

Raúl is the all time leading goal scorer in Champions League with 71 goals and has scored 323 goals for Real Madrid. He will return to his former home ground this Thursday to compete in the Santiago Bernabéu Trophy.

The player, who is very excited for his reunion with the Madrid fans, will play one half for Real Madrid and the other half for his current club Al-Sadd. 

On the trophy game with Madrid he said to the club's official site: "Being in Madrid will be an amazing experience for everyone in the team." 

On his reunion with the fans he said: "I'd like to thank all the fans for their support. I know the game is a sell-out and I hope people enjoy the match and my performance. As everyone knows, I'll be playing one half for Real Madrid and the other for Al-Sadd."

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