Man Utd transfers: Harry Rednapp tells Gareth Bale to stay at Madrid

Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp says Man Utd target Gareth Bale should stay at Real Madrid

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Harry Redknapp has urged Manchester United target Gareth Bale to stay at Real Madrid beyond the summer.

The Real Madrid forward is being linked with a summer move away from the Spanish capital after a difficult season at the 10-time European champions for the Wales international.

“Whenever he was a bit low and disheartened, I’d put my arms around his shoulders. ‘Give the ball to Gareth,’ I’d tell his teammates, in front of Gareth

Harry Redknapp

The 25-year-old has been touted with a move to Manchester United in the summer, with reports suggesting David De Gea could make the switch to Old Trafford.

However, Bale’s former Tottenham manager Redknapp, who left his role at Queens Park Rangers earlier this season, doesn’t believe the winger should throw in the towel after a difficult period at The Bernabeu.

“He needs to work hard, learn the language. He’s got to dive in head first. It’s no good for him to be going over whether it would be better if he came back home. He’s at one of the greatest clubs in the world, if not the greatest. This is a man’s world and he’s got to sort himself out,” Redknapp told AS.

“Whenever he was a bit low and disheartened, I’d put my arms around his shoulders. ‘Give the ball to Gareth,’ I’d tell his teammates, in front of Gareth. ‘Today, every player out there was afraid of you,’ I’d tell him, ‘what a great player you are lad.’ I’d repeat that and Gareth would always respond well.”

The Madrid winger was named the PFA player of the year in 2013 after he scored 21 goals in 33 Premier League games in the 2012/13 campaign.

More: Neville: Why Man Utd must sign Bale

The Welshman moved to Real Madrid from Tottenham in an £85.3m deal in 2013 following six seasons at the White Hart Lane outfit.

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