By FOX SPORTS staff
The La Liga giants have already signed Spanish Under-21 stars Isco and Asier Illarramendi this summer, but are poised to make Bale their crown jewel of the transfer window by tabling a 100 million Euro bid for the Tottenham player.
Redknapp wrote in his column for The Daily that he would not be surprised to see Bale turn out in the white of Real Madrid in the new campaign, as the Welshman has clearly proven himself worthy of playing at the highest level.
"Bale has become a big fish in a smaller pond at Tottenham. I don't mean that disrespectfully to Spurs, but how can anyone turn down a club as big as Real Madrid? He clearly feels it is too good an opportunity to pass up, especially the chance to become the world's most expensive player," he pointed out.
"Bale knows he has outgrown the club. He's too good to play for a team that finishes fifth and will be back in the Europa League this season, instead of the Champions League. He's ready to go to Spain and neither Tottenham nor their fans should begrudge him that. Fans should ask what they would want if it was their son offered such an opportunity."
The former midfielder also believed Bale would benefit from playing under Los Blancos manager Carlo Ancelotti, but Redknapp also warned the 24-year old of the difficulties that lay ahead should he choose to leave for the Santiago Bernabeu.
"I have no doubt Bale will be a revelation at the Bernabeu and it will help that the two men in charge speak English. Coach Carlo Ancelotti is fluent from his time at Chelsea and his No 2, Englishman Paul Clement, is a great coach whom Bale will really enjoy working with. The Welshman will also feel massively wanted by the fans in Spain, who are desperate for his arrival. When £34million signing Asier Illarramendi from Real Sociedad was unveiled earlier this month in the Bernabeu, they chanted Bale's name," he noted.
"But Madrid is not always an easy place to settle. Steve McManaman told me that when he went there from Liverpool, it took a while for the senior Spanish players to pass him the ball and accept him. There is a hierarchy at the club and it still exists, with the dominant figures of Sergio Ramos and Iker Casillas."