We'd love to have Bale at Barcelona, says Catalan giants' defender Pique
11:26 GMT, 10 March 2013
11:51 GMT, 10 March 2013
Gareth Bale has been told he would be a great fit for Barcelona by the Catalan giants’ defender Gerard Pique.
Pique, who has made 29 appearances for Barca this season, said the La Liga leaders’ dressing room is always awash with talk of English football, and Bale is a hot topic.
Bale has scored ten goals in his last eight games for Tottenham, and will face fellow Player of the Year contender Luis Suarez when Spurs travel to Liverpool in the Premier League today.
Perfect fit: Pique said Tottenham's Gareth Bale is an 'unbelievable player' good enough to play for any side
And his stellar performances have caught the eye of Barcelona, where Pique is a huge admirer.
‘He is an unbelievable player, a great player – he has with all the conditions to play in the team that he wants to,’ Pique told the BBC.
‘He's doing a great job at Tottenham, and we will see. We want to have all the best players in our team.
Sensation: Bale (centre), tearing through the Inter Milan on Thursday, has scored ten in eight for Spurs
‘It’s true that maybe, because he’s really quick and with the power he’s got, he fits a bit better at Real Madrid, but he can play here too definitely.
‘The best players can fit in any team, no matter the style.’
Pique, who re-joined boyhood club Barcelona from Manchester United in 2008, said the Premier League is also a reason to poke fun at one of his team-mates.
Hot topic: Pique (left), challenging Cristiano Ronaldo, said English football is always discussed at Barcelona
‘Fabregas loves to talk about Arsenal – but we say they have no chance to win anything this year!’ he said.
Barcelona are currently 14 points clear of second-placed Atletico Madrid in the Spanish La Liga, but face a difficult task on Tuesday at the Nou Camp to overcome a two-goal deficit against AC Milan in the Champions League.