Gareth Bale has fallen down the pecking order at Real Madrid. Once upon a time the world’s most expensive player, he is now searching for the faintest glimmer of hope in order to resuscitate his career, constantly battling injuries.
Now we can ask a question ourselves: Is Santiago Bernabeu the right place for Bale to stay and fight for his place? I think the answer has to be big ‘NO’! The Real Madrid are more than keen to offload him in lieu of making another Galactico signing.
The Welsh forward is seemingly struggling with series of injuries. Also, Bale is already 28 and is getting no younger as days pass by. The Real Madrid dream has already turned into a nightmare. And now an exit seems the best option if he does plan to revive his career.
Now, let’s take a look at 5 reasons why he should consider returning to England amid Manchester United interest.
5. He knows the Premier League well
The English Premier League is the league in which many players fail to establish easily when they join from other leagues.
Unlike many others, adjusting to the Premier League won’t be a problem for Bale. He has enough experience in ways of handling the rigors of the English game.
I’m sure you haven’t forgotten about how rampant he was in the league in his last season with Tottenham, winning the Premier League Player of the Season award in 2012-13.
To top it all, there are rumors that Mourinho is eager to coach him at United. The Portuguese mastermind is a long-term admirer of Bale and having the manager’s trust and confidence in oneself makes it easier for a player to settle down in any team.
Sincerely speaking, the Welshman can match his best football career in England on his arrival to United.
On the whole, a move to the Red Devils looks the best option by which Bale can salvage his career.
4. He needs to get out of Cristiano Ronaldo’s shadow
Bale has really done well at Real Madrid. The 28-year-old has bagged 74 goals in 165 games for the Blancos across all competitions since his arrival in 2013.
However, the shadow of Cristiano Ronaldo and constant comparisons with the Portuguese talisman are the reasons why the Welshman has been underappreciated many times.
It isn’t his fault, but Ronaldo’s gigantic list of achievements puts him under the spotlight every time.
A move away from all that intense pressure might exactly be the catalyst he needs to return to top form.
3. Jose Mourinho admires his playing style
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has a long-standing interest in Real Madrid star Gareth Bale.
The former Real Madrid boss has said he will fight for Bale’s signature if Real Madrid do not want him. Mourinho did manage the Welshman at Bernabeu but he knows his high-quality football.
Asked about trying to buy Bale in August 2017, Mourinho said: “If he is not in the club’s plans, that with the arrival of another player would mean he was on his way out. I will try to be waiting for him on the other side and fight with other coaches that would want him.”
A move to Old Trafford then appears to be a good option for Bale to revive his career. Also, at Manchester United, he can be the talisman under Jose Mourinho.
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