Manchester United transfer news: Gareth Bale would be ‘huge asset’ at Old Trafford, insists former Red Devils
BALE HIM OUT

Rene Meulensteen has his say on the reports linking the Welsh winger with a return to the Premier League

Signing Gareth Bale is a risk worth taking for Manchester United, believes former first-team coach Rene Meulensteen.

The Welshman is facing an uncertain future this summer amid links with a move away from Real Madrid.

Bale is no longer wanted by manager Zinedine Zidane, who is keen to get the £480,000-a-week player off Los Blancos’ wage bill.

Gareth Bale has spent too much time on the bench since Zidane’s return as Real Madrid boss in March

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Gareth Bale has spent too much time on the bench since Zidane’s return as Real Madrid boss in March

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However, the forward still has three years remaining on his contract and is said to be determined to see out the remainder of his big-money deal – even if it means he doesn’t play.

According to latest reports, though, United are interested in bringing Bale to Old Trafford on an initial loan deal and are happy to pay his astronomical wages.

Meulensteen fears it could be a big risk for the club, given the Welshman’s injury record and lack of game time in recent months, but says a fully-fit and fired up Bale would be a great addition.

Speaking on Monday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, he said: “You would obviously talk about bringing in a high-profile player in, but is Gareth Bale still at his best?

“We all know he’s had his fair share of injuries, so it’s always a risk.

“But, on the other hand, a top-notch Gareth Bale is a really good asset for Manchester United.

Bale has scored plenty of goals and won a hatful of trophies in Los Blancos shirt, and yet he is not favoured by fans or his manager

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Bale has scored plenty of goals and won a hatful of trophies in Los Blancos shirt, and yet he is not favoured by fans or his manager

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