Over the years, Manchester United have been linked with Real Madrid star Gareth Bale several times but the Welsh international is still at the Bernabeu.
Recently, the £250,000-a-week (AS) attacker has been backed to sign for Manchester United by Tim Sherwood. The former Tottenham Hotspur manager told beIN Sports (The Express):
“They (Real Madrid) don’t want him (Bale), quite clearly. I would love him to come back to the Premier League and go to one of the giants in the Premier League and I’m sure there’s a club I can think of, up north, plays in red, who would love to have him there.”
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Bale left White Hart Lane to move to the Los Blancos in 2013 and in his first season, he helped the Spanish giants win the Copa Del Rey and La Decima (10th European Cup). Not to forget, he was the MOTM in the CL final last year against Liverpool.
He has won every major prize with Madrid but in recent years, he has been inconsistent and injury prone (Injury history via Transfermarkt).
In the current campaign, so far, the speedy attacker has started 6 league games under the management of Zinedine Zidane and directly contributed in 4 goals (2 goals and 2 assists). He was absent from the last league contest vs Mallroca due to a calf injury.
Bale will turn 31 next year and in my view, he is past his best. Man United should look for someone, who would be able to serve the club in the long run and is not injury prone.
In your opinion, should Manchester United bring Gareth Bale back to the Premier League?
No they shouldn’t. There are better talents out there, younger ones as well.
I would love to know where you got £250,000 a week from as I done a bit of research and most agree that Bale is on £350,000 a week which with bonuses goes up to £464,000+. I can’t see him taking a cut in wages and as I’ve said lots of times on the internet ” Why are the media not listening to Ole, he only wants young players for the Long term project” and that rules out Bale (30/31) Mandzukic (33/34) and players like Raticik and Muller, all aging cast off from others clubs, looking for a final payday. All this tosh about Bale and co is from the Spanish and Italian press who are a reliable as a candle underwater.
@Colin, that’s actually as per Spanish source AS hes earning 15 million euros a season, which is £250,000 a week