Former England striker Alan Shearer has claimed Real Madrid wantaway star Gareth Bale would struggle to find a place in any of the Premier League’s top six teams. The Welshman has linked with a move away from the LaLiga champions after having being sidelined by Zinedine Zidane, and rumours have emerged that he might make a move to the Premier League.
The Wales international made just 16 appearances in LaLiga last season and is not expected to fare much better in the 2020-21 campaign. Tottenham and Manchester United have been linked with an interest in Bale, but Shearer believes it will be difficult for him to find a team willing to match his wage demands.
“He possibly wouldn’t walk into all the teams in the top six in the Premier League, it’s going to take a wealthy club to be able to afford a transfer fee and a salary to get Bale there, » Shearer told Coral.
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“Whether clubs can do that outside the top six remains to be seen, but he’s got to be playing football rather than being sat on the bench.”
The former Newcastle star added: “I think it’s such a shame that a player of his ability is sitting on the bench or in the stands every single weekend. He’s a fantastic player, still got lots to offer, whether that’s in another county.
“Without a doubt he could certainly still play in the Premier League, I know clubs have one or two concerns regarding injuries. The money that he’s on, will clubs be able to afford it, even more so given the current situation that we’re in?
“I hope somewhere along the line he can get back playing football and hopefully that can be in the Premier League. Whether he goes back to Spurs, there’s been talk of Manchester United in recent seasons, but he should be playing somewhere.
« He possibly wouldn’t walk into all the teams in the top six in the Premier League, it’s going to take a wealthy club to be able to afford a transfer fee and a salary to get Bale there. Whether clubs can do that outside the top six remains to be seen, but he’s got to be playing football rather than being sat on the bench.”
Bale has been a long-rumoured target for United for the past few years, though a move to reunite with his former club Tottenham could perhaps appeal to Bale more.
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