Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp says that Gareth Bale will leave the club this summer to join Real Madrid.

Redknapp was a key influence on the way Bale transformed himself from a Spurs misfit to one of the hottest talents in the world of football.

It is widely thought that Madrid made a £85 million to Tottenham earlier this week and although nothing has been confirmed Los Blancos boss Carlo Ancelotti said that talks between the two clubs were on going.

“I think it'll be difficult for him not to go now. I think he wants to go if we're truthful” Redknapp - currently boss of QPR - told BBC Wales.

“He doesn't want to say it but I hear from different sources that he really wants to go now.

“When you're a kid and you start playing football you dream about playing for Real Madrid.

“When I was a kid I saw that great team of Ferenc Puskas Francisco Gento Alfredo Di Stefano.