Real Madrid’s assistant Coach Zinedine Zidane has called on Tottenham to allow Gareth Bale to talk to the club if he so wishes.
The Welshman is seen as the subject of increasing interest from Madrid this summer, with speculation continuing to suggest that the Spanish are preparing to bid upwards of €100m to land the star.
Even as reports also indicate that the player is wanting the transfer too, his club Tottenham are seen as resisting Madrid’s advances.
On from this, Los Blancos’ newly appointed assistant Coach and former midfielder has waded into the rhetoric once more.
“‘It is not unusual when a player knows that Real Madrid are interested that they get excited,” Zidane told Le10Sport this week.
“There is nothing more prestigious for a player than to wear the white of Real Madrid.
“If he has expressed a desire to join Madrid then Tottenham should give him permission to speak with us.
“The chance to play for Real Madrid might only come around once in a player’s lifetime and it is understandable that Gareth doesn’t want to miss out.
“Last season Gareth was on the same level as Ronaldo and Messi. Those are the sort of players who win you Champions Leagues and League titles.
“Gareth is already one of the finest players in Europe and has everything needed to become the best player in the world.
“It is a bit of a cliché but it is true you become a better player playing with better players.”