Jermain Defoe offers advice to reported Man United target
Jermaine Defoe admits he would love to see Gareth Bale move back to the Premier League this summer
Jermain Defoe has urged Gareth Bale to return to the Premier League this summer amid reports linking him with Manchester United.
The Wales international’s future has been a source of speculation after he admitted that he would be considering his situation at the Bernabeu in the wake of the Champions League final win over Liverpool FC last week.
There is yet to be any official announcement about Bale’s situation, but he continues to be linked with a potential move to Manchester United.
And former Tottenham Hotspur striker Defoe has admitted that he would love to see Bale move back to the Premier League this summer.
Speaking on the Sky Sports Transfer Talk podcast, Defoe said: “I would love to see him back in the Premier League, I think everyone would be excited about that.
“He has been linked with everyone. There is talk about him staying in Madrid, I’ve seen Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United. More United than any other club but I’ve even seen [Man] City.
“The Premier League suits him. If he came back there would be a massive buzz.
“Coming back after what he has achieved at Madrid and bringing that experience to another big club and to the players there, I think it would be massive.
“He needs to play. It was interesting from his interview after the Champions League final, I have never seen him like that.
“It was almost out of character, he normally keeps things close to his chest and doesn’t say how he feels. He is a nice boy who usually gets his head down and plays.
“It was almost like he has had enough. He has said he needs to play football. I can imagine when he said that, all the top managers and chairmen would have been like: ‘OK, bang, who is his agent?'”
Meanwhile, Manchester United confirmed a deal to sign Brazilian midfielder Fred last week as they officially unveiled their second signing of the summer after Diogo Dalot.
The Red Devils also announce a deal to extend Marouane Fellaini’s contract at Old Trafford beyond the summer until 2020, with the option to add on a further year.
Manchester United will be looking to challenge for the title next season after they finished second and without a trophy in Jose Mourinho’s second campaign last term.