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Modric keen for Real to sign Bale

14 June 2013 16:13

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric is keen for his former Tottenham team-mate Gareth Bale to join him at the Bernabeu.

Croatia international Modric swapped the Premier League for La Liga last August and speculation is mounting that Bale could follow the same path after a stellar season in which he scored 21 goals in 34 league appearances.

The Welshman's form has caught the attention of Real, who are thought to be lining up a mammoth bid to lure him away from White Hart Lane.

And Modric believes the 23-year-old would be the ideal signing for the club.

"Since Madrid is the team of the galaxy, Bale would fit perfectly, we could really use him," he told Marca.

"He would give the team another dimension. His shot, his strength, his speed, his offensive power. He is the type of player who will help us take a step forward.

"It's a complicated issue for me because I was with Tottenham. I can tell you we're friends and he is an exceptional player. I guarantee it.

"And whether the club is Real Madrid, Tottenham or another, they can only win if they sign a player like that. If it is Real Madrid, it's better for us."

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