Tottenham's new signing Roberto Soldado has urged Gareth Bale to stay at the club.
Bale's potential world record move to Real Madrid appears to be moving ever closer, with a deal in excess of £100million reportedly now having been agreed between the two clubs.
However, Soldado wants his new team-mate to reject the advances of the Bernabeu club and remain at White Hart Lane.
"Bale is a great footballer and you can see the effort Tottenham are making to prevent him from leaving," he told AS.
"Of course I want him to stay."
The former Valencia striker finalised his move to the Premier League on Thursday for a fee believed to be in the region of £26million, after spending three years at the Estadio Mestalla.
And in an extraordinary outburst, he fired a broadside at his former employers when explaining his motives for leaving, insisting that he had lost faith in the direction of the club.
"I am leaving Valencia because I don't trust or believe in this project," he added.
"I think the deal is good for both clubs. I would say sorry to the fans for failing to complete my contract. I would have liked to have ended my playing days here but I was confronted with a hurdle which made me think again.
"I wish Valencia all the very best."
Soldado could make his Tottenham bow in their pre-season friendly against Monaco on Saturday, although Bale is unlikely to play a part due to a muscular injury.
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