Originally written on Soccerlens  |  Last updated 11/15/14

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Former French national footballer Zinedine Zidane speaks backstage before the Y-3 Spring 2010 Fashion Show at the Park Avenue Armory on September 13, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Y-3)
How Zinedine Zidane could ‘talk’ Gareth Bale into a Real Madrid switch - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Gareth Bale’s possible move to Real Madrid could rest entirely on the shoulders of French football legend Zinedine Zidane. Spanish newspaper Marca has revealed Zidane was the reason Isco decided to snub Manchester City, choosing to stay in Spain when he was seemingly on the verge of a move to the Premier League. It shows just how much influence Zidane carries not just in Madrid, but in football in general and it’s a reason Tottenham Hotspur cannot let him anywhere near the Welsh winger. The fact the Frenchman is such a big admirer of Bale should be a worry when reflecting on the more prominent role he now has and the various jobs he’s been tipped for in Real Madrid’s immediate future. He’s even already started telling Bale how he should approach trying to engineer a move to Real Madrid so he’s having an influence before he’s even had a chance to talk to him. “If Gareth feels ...
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