Man United transfers: Gareth Bale not desperate for England return, says coach
Wales manager Chris Coleman says Man United target Gareth Bale isn't in a rush to seal a return to the Premier League
Manchester United target Gareth Bale is in no rush to seal a return to the Premier League, according to Wales manager Chris Coleman.
The Real Madrid forward has been the subject of a bid in the region of £100m from the Red Devils if recent reports in the English media are correct.
Bale has won the Copa del Rey and Champions League since he moved to the Spanish capital from Tottenham Hotspur in a world-record £85.3m deal in 2013.
The Madrid winger’s Wales boss, Coleman, discussed his star man’s future at 10-time English champions amid continued talk of a potential move to United.
“Personally I think the Premier League is such a physical demand on the guys,” Coleman told Goals on Sunday.
“With Balely, if you are that good offensively you are going to get kicked and beat up a bit. The Premier League is the hardest league physically, so, selfishly, when I get him from La Liga he is better physically probably than when he was at Tottenham. The tempo is different in Spain, it’s slower.”
Bale has netted 28 times in 58 games for Madrid in La Liga over the past two seasons.
The Welshman scored 42 goals in 164 Premier League appearances for the north London side during a six-year stay at White Hart Lane before he moved to Madrid in a £85.3m deal in 2013.