Harry Redknapp has urged Manchester United target Gareth Bale to leave Real Madrid and re-join Tottenham Hotspur.

The Welsh international joined the Spanish capital in the summer of 2013 and won the Champions League and Copa del Rey in his debut season. However, things have changed at Real this term as the 25-year-old has been heavily criticised for his performance by a large section of the La Liga giants' supporters.

Louis van Gaal's side are keen on bringing Bale back to the Premier League as United are set to make a sensational move for the forward. However, the former Queens Park Rangers and Tottenham manager has advised the Real Madrid player to reject the Red Devils and return to White Hart Lane.

"Go back to Spurs! If he did come back to England, I can't think of anyone I'd rather have in my team. He's a fantastic player, he's got absolutely everything. He's an amazing talent," Redknapp told talkSPORT.

"Gareth was always going to be a top player, but his confidence was low when I first went to Tottenham. He'd gone 20-odd games and never been on a winning team - that was a problem. We managed to break that hoodoo for him and he's not looked back since really."

Bale's agent blamed his Real teammates for not passing the ball to him regularly, which has seen a dip in his form. Redknapp has expressed his disbelief for the criticism the player is subjected to this season.

"I can't believe the stick he's getting, really. He had a great season last year, he scored some really important goals and some incredible goals, he settled in quicker than I expected him to," the former Tottenham boss said.

"[But] he's not the most confident of boys, he's a quiet, lovely guy and it's probably the first time he's had a lot of stick and maybe that's affecting his confidence, and confidence is key in terms of performing at your best," Redknapp concluded.