Harry Redknapp does not believe Gareth Bale will head to either Real Madrid or Barcelona as he is too much of a ‘home boy’. Gareth Bale (right) has been linked with a move to Spain (Picture: Reuters/Action Images) Tottenham Hotspur and Wales winger Bale has been linked with a switch to the Spanish giants and that speculation intensified on Tuesday night when former Spurs team-mate Luka Modric admitted he would welcome the arrival of the 23-year-old at the Bernabeu. But Redknapp, who managed Bale at White Hart Lane until leaving the club in June, claims the situation is not as straightforward as that.‘He’s at a good club and I don’t know whether he would [leave],’ said the 65-year-old, who is looking to get back into management.‘Gareth is a bit of a home boy and a family man, he’s close to his family so I don’t know [if he would go to Spain].’After suggestions Bale is at the level of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo this week, Redknapp says the Welshman is good – but not that good yet.‘He’s not Messi and he’s not Ronaldo but he’s as good as anyone in the Premier League,’ added Redknapp. ‘There are a lot of great players in the Premier League – Steven Gerrard, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie among them – but I wouldn’t swap Gareth for anyone.’Harry Redknapp was speaking at a charity golf day for CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families, providing clinical, practical and emotional support. Find out more at http://www.clicsargent.org.uk/

A news article on 2012-10-17 16:54:00 from: The Metro

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