Rivaldo Tells Gareth Bale To Join Newcastle
Brazil and Barcelona icon Rivaldo has urged Gareth Bale to return to the Premier League by joining Newcastle United.
The former Tottenham Hotspur star has has been linked with the Magpies following Newcastle’s prospective new owners and Rivaldo believes the Wales international can regain his superstar status at St. James Park.
Bale has been heavily criticized in Spain despite winning many trophies including four Champions League titles and one La Liga title with Los Blancos. The 30-year-old nearly joined Jiangsu Suning last summer, but a move could not materialize.
The Welshman is struggling to find a club willing to defray his desired wages but the Brazilian has encouraged him to join Newcastle instead of an adventure in the United States’ Major League Soccer.
“There are rumours that Gareth Bale is being offered to MLS clubs and that he is looking forward to a 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,” the former AC Milan man told Betfair.
“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 or three more years and perhaps moving to the Premier League would be the best option for him now.”
“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, as 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 lead a rejuvenated squad to a good Premier League campaign.”