3 PL clubs who would benefit if they sign Gareth Bale
Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has said that he is open to a return to the Premier League if the opportunity presented itself, as reported by BBC. The Welshman has been on the fringes of the first team over the last season as Zinedine Zidane has preferred other options.
Bale has no doubt been a major part of Real Madrid’s sustained period of dominance in his time at the club. He was a part of the iconic BBC trio which wreaked havoc in Europe and Spain.
However, Bale hasn’t been able to win over the fans as well as the manager, even though he has scored some spectacular goals in clutch games for Madrid club.
And, it finally looks like Bale may be on his way out this time given he costs Los Blancos mammoth wages while sitting on the bench. And here are three Premier League clubs who can benefit by signing him this summer.
What better than returning to a club where he first broke out as the phenomenon we know Bale to be. From a speedy left-back to a marauding winger, it was at Spurs where he showed the world what he was capable of.
Spurs are currently in the midst of a rebuild under Jose Mourinho and the signing of a superstar name like Gareth Bale would no doubt help their cause. He has won everything there is and would bring in bags of experience.
Manchester United’s interest in Gareth Bale goes back to 2013, even before he made his world record transfer to Madrid. Since then, the Old Trafford based outfit has tried to prise him away from Spain on numerous occasions.
Things work a bit differently at the club these days, with the team being built around young players instead of splurging money on superstar names. However, as the club struggles to meet the demands of Borussia Dortmund regarding the transfer of Jadon Sancho, Gareth Bale can be an option they should consider.
United remain one of the few clubs that can afford Bale’s wages and he would solve the whole right-wing problem that still exists in the team. He would also likely be a starter given Mason Greenwood’s young age and the preferred position being up top.
Everton have spent big ever since they were taken over by Farhad Moshiri in 2016. However, the club have failed to break into the top six as was expected of them. They went one step further last season as they hired one of the most high-profile managers in Carlo Ancelotti.
Everton struggled for goals last season as they ended up with a negative goal difference. This can be solved with the introduction of someone like Gareth Bale. The Welshman can form a potent partnership with Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison and new signing James Rodriguez, and guide the club into the top 6.
His experience and winning mentality should rub off on others and push them to greater heights. He would be a major upgrade on the current options that the Toffees have for the wide areas. Bale has also previously worked with Ancelotti at Madrid, which should further help him get adjusted to the team.