Gareth Bale has been linked with a move away from Real Madrid for a while now, though his international manager Ryan Giggs has perhaps surprising said that he has encouraged Bale to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The reason this is surprising is due to the fact that the team most often linked with a move for Bale has been Manchester United, the club that Giggs represented for 24 years, reaching legendary status at Old Trafford.
The main reason why Bale is constantly linked with a move away from Madrid is due to the fact that he was been troubled with injuries in the last couple of seasons, as well as the fact that he is no longer a guaranteed starter. Zinedine Zidane has often decided to use Bale from the bench, rather than give him a place in the starting 11.
Stay Put, Says Giggs
Ryan Giggs has only recently taken the role as Wales international manager and his latest comments will probably come as a surprise to current Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho, as well as many Red Devils fans.
When asked about Bale’s possible future, Giggs said;
“It’s Real Madrid – there are only a handful of clubs who have got that aura,”
“Of course you would want to stay there. What’s Gareth won, three Champions League titles?
“The proof is in that. When you are at clubs like that, you are always going to win things. Gareth has the ability to score every type of goal and there are similarities with Cristiano Ronaldo. They both started out as wingers and they are now goalscorers.”
These comments came after Bale became Wales’ record scorer with a hat-trick against China in a 6-0 success. It was his first ever international hat-trick and took his scoring exploits for his country to 29 goals in 69 matches.