Gareth Bale was one of the best players in the Premier League during his time at Tottenham, as the Welshman tore apart opposition defences with his blistering pace.
Bale moved to Spanish giants Real Madrid in 2013, and has won four Champions League title with the Los Blancos. Bale’s career at Real Madrid seems to be over, and the 30-year-old has now been linked with a move to the MLS.
Meanwhile, Newcastle look set to be taken over, with a £300m bid to buy the club, led by Amanda Staveley and backed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and the Reuben brothers. Former Brazilian great Rivaldo, has urged Bale to join Newcastle, and believes that he can still tear up the Premier League. Rivaldo told Betfair: “Newcastle should receive a big money injection this summer with a new owner coming to town and this could be a great destination for Gareth Bale.
“He could reassume his superstar status at the club and keep earning a big amount of money. “It would be a great chance for him to prove he is still a top-class player and be considered again one of the best in the world, so if this offer really comes, I think he should accept it.
“At Newcastle, he would be the biggest star of the team and could command a renovated squad to good campaigns on Premier League.” Rivaldo also believes that Bale still has a lot to offer and that the Welshman should rather move to the Premier League than the United States.
Brazil legend Rivaldo added: “There are rumours that Bale is being offered to MLS clubs and that he is looking forward to move to the US soon, but I still think he has something left to show in European football at 30-years-old, before moving to the MLS.
“I believe his career at Real Madrid is coming to an end, as his chances in the starting 11 will be limited, especially with potential new arrivals this summer. “The club no longer trusts him to be a decisive player after some internal problems in the last few years.
“For that reason, leaving Real Madrid seems highly probable, but I suppose he should continue in Europe for at least two/three more years and perhaps moving to Premier League would be the best option for him now.”