Real Madrid skipper Iker Casillas has thrown his name into the hat backing the club’s chase of Tottenham Hotspur flyer Gareth Bale.

The legendary Spanish goalkeeper has branded the Welsh winger as one of the top three or four players in Europe at this time and has lauded the club in their chase for the player. The Spaniards are continuing with their long drawn pursuit of the player and Casillas has also sent out a thinly veiled plea, urging the player to join the Madrid giants.

Madrid based Spanish paper Marca, which almost acts as a mouthpiece for Real, had published an article recently where it had stated that Daniel Levy, the Tottenham Hotspur chairman has demanded a whopping £ 126 million transfer fee for the player, which will absolutely shatter the world record £ 80 million fee Real paid for Cristiano Ronaldo to sign him from Manchester United.

And Iker Casillas, who was speaking from the club’s pre-season tour of the United States of America, stated that they are talking about one of the top three or four players in the continent at this time and it is quite normal that his name is being linked with arguably the biggest clubs in the world because he has all the attributes to succeed at the Santiago Bernabeu.

And although he admits that the transfer saga could be a very controversial one, he has stated that when it comes to a player of the quality of the Welshman, it is something expected. He mentioned that every transfer is controversial in its own way but they are talking about a very decisive player. Iker Casillas remains optimistic that the club will make a huge signing before the transfer window closes for the summer and is hopeful that it will be Gareth Bale.