Bale not for sale: Redknapp

Dec 29, 2011, 08:30 IST | PA Sport
Harry Redknapp thinks only Manchester City, Barcelona or Real Madrid could afford to buy Gareth Bale, but he has warned any interested party that the Wales star is not for sale after watching him tear Norwich apart last night.

Spurs' Gareth Bale (left), Kyle Walker (right) and Rafael van der Vaart
celebrate a goal during Tuesday's EPL match against Norwich. Pic/AFP

Bale scored both goals at Carrow Road as Spurs moved to within seven points of the Premier League summit with an easy 2-0 win over Paul Lambert's team.

Harry Redknapp

The Welshman opened the scoring after turning home Emmanuel Adebayor's pass from 12 yards in the second half, before lobbing John Ruddy with an exquisite chip after racing through on a dash that began on the halfway line.

Barcelona have watched the 22-year-old this season and the player himself has admitted that he would be interested in a move to the continent in the future.

But after spending all summer fending off interest in Luka Modric, Tottenham are determined to hang on to their best players, and for that reason Redknapp insists Bale is going nowhere. "It would only be a Barcelona, a Man City or Real Madrid who would be able to pay for him," Redknapp said.

"They are the only ones who could afford to pay the transfer fee and his wages, but he isn't for sale. The chairman has said he isn't for sale.

"If we sell him we've had it haven't we? If you looking to go somewhere you don't go and sell a player like him."

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