Date: 26th July 2013 at 1:20am
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Linked with a move to , Manchester will be encouraged by Gareth ’s latest comments. 

Bale has seen his stock rise over the past few season as Tottenham’s star player and is now being linked with a big money move to . Reports earlier this week claimed he had agreed a 6 year deal with the club but Tottenham denied this.

will take heart from Spurs’ comments, as they have designs of taking Bale to Old Trafford and will hope it’s second time lucky, having failed to sign him from Southampton in 2007.

United will take further encouragement from Bale’s words, speaking at an EA sport event for the new FIFA 14 game.

Asked by EA Sport who his idol growing up was, the Spurs star responded:

. He’s from Wales, left-footed and played left-wing like I do. It was an obvious choice.

“I’ve watched him a lot over the years – he’s an unbelievable player and a true legend of football.”

With Ryan Giggs taking up a coaching role and set to hang up his boots at the end of the season, could Giggs hold the key to signing Bale?

Real have constantly used former star to sway players, Raphael Varane was said to be set to join united before Zidane intervened and are using him to woo Bale, so could Giggs by Moyes’ ace in the hole in this instance?