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Jonathan Woodgate wants Gareth Bale to join Real Madrid

1.66K   //    06 Aug 2013, 12:34 IST

Former Real Madrid and Spurs defender Jonathan Woodgate is the latest footballer to come out and urge Gareth Bale to join Madrid.

Former Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur defender Jonathan Woodgate has become the latest person to throw his hat into the ‘Gareth Bale to Real Madrid’ soap opera.

The central-back, who currently plays for Middlesbrough, has come out and urged Bale to quit Tottenham and join Real Madrid, according to the Daily Mail.

“The Spanish League is the best” said Woodgate while speaking to the Daily Mail.

“The first thing to do is to learn the language; that will help you communicate with your teammates better.”

“It’s okay to make mistakes – people will take it well.”

“[If Bale joins] he will form a line of terrifying attackers with Cristiano and Benzema.”

“Gareth asked me one day what it was like in Spain, and I said it was an amazing experience.”

Woodgate himself famously made the switch from the Premier League to La Liga when he joined Los Blancos from Newcastle United back in 2004, for a reported transfer fee of £13.4 million. Woodgate played at the Santiago Bernabeu for 3 seasons before moving back to England with Middlesbrough.

Various reports in the press, especially those from the Spanish media such as Marca, are claiming that the transfer will be completed this week.