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'Arry: Bale Third Behind Messi & CR7

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager, Harry Redknapp, says that Gareth Bale will not leave the London club yet.

The Welsh international is reportedly a big-money transfer target for Spanish giants Real Madrid, after his third barnstorming season in a row.

It was under Redknapp that Bale exploded into the world class player he is today, with two memorable performances against Inter Milan in the Champions League.

Since then, Bale has enjoyed the rarefied air at the top of football’s best player rankings, and could arguably play for any top club in the world.

Spurs are petrified to lose their best player, but Redknapp has advised them not panic for now.

He says that Bale is not the kind of player to let ambition cloud his judgement, and that while he will inevitably play for one of the best teams in the world, he will not ditch Spurs just yet.

"Gareth won’t want to leave. He’s not an over-ambitious lad," Redknapp told Talksport.

"He wants to be successful obviously but he’s not someone I can see moving to Real Madrid at this stage in his life.

"His football is going great, he’s PFA Footballer of the Year and loved in this country by football fans who know the game. He’s very happy at Tottenham and I can see him staying for at least another year."

But while he thinks Bale will give Spurs at least one more season, Redknapp says the 23-year-old is already among the top-three players on the planet, and that he will need a new challenge away from White Hart Lane eventually.

"Eventually he’ll feel it’s time to give it a go abroad, somewhere like Barcelona or Real Madrid, because he is capable of playing anywhere,” Redknapp added.

"He is the third best player in the world at the moment, behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo."

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