Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Juande Ramos believes Gareth Bale is fully capable of succeeding at Real Madrid or any club, should the Welshman leave White Hart Lane this summer.
Following a season where he completed a clean sweep of all the Premier League's personal accolades, Bale has been heavily linked with a move to Real who are looking for another marquee signing after dismal league campaign.
Ramos, now managing Ukrainian outfit Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, managed Bale in his first ever season in the Premier League in 2007 and believes the former Southampton man would have no problems seamlessly adapting to a club such as Real.
"Bale is a magnificent player," Ramos said, ESPN report. "At 20, he already had a strong personality. He would adapt perfectly to another club. He is very powerful with an excellent left foot."
Ramos took over as Spurs boss in October 2007, replacing Martin Jol at the helm. Despite leading Tottenham to League Cup success - Tottenham's first trophy since 1999 and their only silverware since - the Spaniard was dismissed early into the 2008/09 campaign.
Injuries limited Bale to just 12 appearances under the Ramos era, and the manager still harbours regret over not having had the opportunity to utilise him more. But the 58-year-old coach maintains that signs of the immense talent Bale possesses were always evident in his younger years.
"He suffered a serious injury and was out for eight months," Ramos continued. "I would have liked to have been able to count on him more. His performances this season has not surprised me. Even then you could see he had special characteristics."
Despite finishing outside the Champions League places, Bale has indicated that he will not leave White Hart Lane this summer.
The Welshman's future is likely to be a hot topic of conversation throughout the summer, having already attracted the comments of people across the football universe. Former Chelsea and AC Milan defender Marcel Desailly has added his two cents, urging the 23-year-old to move on to a club where he can fulfil his true potential.
"He should go, he should just go," the Champions League and World Cup winner said. "Tottenham will not give him the opportunity to play at a very high level.
"There's no price for experience. I think it's the time for him to go."