By FOX SPORTS staff
Speculation surrounding Bale's future continues to rage on, as Tottenham stand on the brink of a new Premier League campaign.
Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas has refused to comment on the saga, but Redknapp predicted that Levy will sanction a move once the end of the summer window draws near.
"I feel sorry for the Real Madrid people dealing with Daniel and I mean that in the nicest possible way,every pound is a prisoner with Daniel. He will make it so difficult for them," he shared with The Daily Mail.
"What Spurs are trying to do is get their work done, then go and sell Bale. But it won't happen until the end of the window. Daniel knows full well that if he sells Bale first, then rings up about a player, clubs will ask far more. It's a poker game and Daniel is the best player in town."
Tottenham finished off their season preparations with 1-1 draw against Espanyol at White Hart Lane. New recruits Nacer Chadli, Paulinho and Roberto Soldado all featured in a display that left a good impression on Redknapp.
"Last year they were too reliant on Bale and maybe now it will be more of a team effort. They've signed a lot of excellent players," he noted.
"I don't think Daniel would have been too happy to have signed Soldado for that kind of money (£26m) age his age (28) but it's very hard to sign a quality centreforward these days. They are assembling a very strong squad in almost every position."