Terry Gibson issues warning to Gareth Bale over Man United transfer speculation

Terry Gibson warns Gareth Bale not to leave Real Madrid in the summer

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Terry Gibson has warned Gareth Bale that leaving Real Madrid would represent a step down in the Welshman’s career.

The 26-year-old has been linked with a return to the Premier League in recent months amid reported interest from Manchester City and Manchester United.

Bale has been in good form for Los Blancos in recent months after scoring 19 goals and making 13 assists in 21 La Liga appearances for Madrid.

Former Chelsea striker Gibson believes Bale would be foolish to leave the Spanish capital even if Cristiano Ronaldo remains at The Bernabeu beyond the end of the season.

“Ever since he joined the club, there has been talk of him coming back to the Premier League, but there is nowhere bigger than Real Madrid for Gareth Bale to be at,” Gibson told Sky Sports.

“They are one of the biggest clubs in world football. What a stage he has to play football alongside some of the best players in the world.

“Why would he want to leave? He’s not going to get more money anywhere else. It would be a step down if he joined another club.”

Bale has won the Champions League and the Copa del Rey since his £85.7m move to Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013.

The Wales international has netted 58 times in 120 appearances in all competitions since his big-money move to the Spanish capital.

MORE: The latest Man United news and views

MORE: The latest Man United player tweets

Madrid will host City in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final at The Bernabeu on Wednesday night.

John Barnes
John Barnes sends message to Jurgen Klopp about Liverpool FC signings
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: Screen grab)
Man United line up surprise move to sign 33-year-old – report
Frank Lampard
Chelsea FC step up efforts to sign 28-year-old – report
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Man United hope to use out-of-favour duo in deal for 25-year-old – report
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Man United enter talks to sign 19-year-old from Monaco – report
Christian Pulisic
Christian Pulisic delivers update for Chelsea FC fans after Arsenal defeat
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Robbie Fowler in London (Photo: Tag Heuer / Daniel Lewis)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer warned about Man United signing Jadon Sancho
Christian Pulisic
Christian Pulisic delivers update for Chelsea FC fans after Arsenal defeat
Man United legend Ryan Giggs
Ryan Giggs urges Man United to make these two signings