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Isco would welcome Bale at Madrid

ESPN staff
August 16, 2013
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Isco has revealed he would welcome Gareth Bale at Real Madrid and that the Tottenham winger's arrival would give coach Carlo Ancelotti a nice problem to solve.

Bale has been linked all summer with a €100 million-plus move from Spurs to Madrid, but doubts have begun to surface over the wisdom of the deal.

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It has been suggested that Madrid president Florentino Perez and Ancelotti are having second thoughts, in part because of the form of €30 million signing Isco, who has impressed everyone with his assured and stylish performances cutting in from the left of midfield during pre-season.

Speaking after training on Friday at Madrid's Valdebebas facility, the ex-Malaga star said he was not worried about the Wale international's potential arrival adding to the battle for starting places at the club.

"He [Bale] is a great player," Isco said. "If he comes it would be a blessed problem for the boss. If he arrives I would have to welcome him, like all other new players."

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