Wales manager Chris Coleman has backed Gareth Bale to be a success in La Liga should he complete a move to Real Madrid.
The former Real Sociedad boss said the Tottenham Hotspur winger would enjoy the slower pace of the Spanish league and added a move to Los Blancos would also be a help for Wales too as Bale would be fresher towards the end of the season.
Coleman has picked Bale in his squad for next week’s friendly against the Republic of Ireland – despite the fact that Spurs say the £100 million-rated attacker is injured.
Speaking to the press ahead of the match, Coleman said Bale would benefit from the slower pace of games in La Liga.
“I have worked in La Liga when I was at Real Sociedad and the tempo is much slower, the game is less physical,” he stated.
He added: “It means when it comes towards the second half of the season, when you get to the international double headers in February and March, players from that league are fresher. That could be a plus for us.
“Whatever Gareth does decide it will be what is best for him, and Tottenham will do the best for them.”