Ex-Man Utd man tells Liverpool to sign €80m wantaway forward

Date published: Tuesday 23rd July 2019 11:20

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Ince thinks Gareth Bale could “reinvent himself” at Liverpool as he gets ready to leave Real Madrid this summer.

Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett had called Zinedine Zidane a “disgrace” after the Frenchman revealed transfer talks were under way with an unnamed club.

Zidane said on Sunday that the Spanish side were “working on his (Bale’s) departure”, adding that he hoped a deal could be struck soon “for everyone’s sake”.

Despite being hit by a series of injuries, Bale – who Marca claim is valued at €80m – has helped the Spanish powerhouses win four Champions League titles, the domestic league title and a host of other trophies.

And Ince thinks he could be a valuable asset for Liverpool if they sign him this summer, while it gives Bale a chance to play regularly.

“My opinion is if Liverpool can afford him, he should go there,” Ince told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“Liverpool’s front three haven’t had much rest before the season – Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane have played all over the summer.

“Bale can play right, left or central. If I was looking at a team if they could afford him, it would be Liverpool. He needs to reinvent himself as a player and play football week in, week out.

“He would have to take a massive wage drop. It can’t be about money for Bale. He has to go to a team who can win things. Liverpool are European champions and they want to make a massive challenge in the league again.

“Who else could afford him? Man City maybe, Man United and I don’t think Tottenham would be the right club.

“I would like to see him at Liverpool. He still has four or five years left. I think he’d be a perfect fit.”

 

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