Gareth Bale Urged To Make Newcastle United Switch - Bale looks on during a match
MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 26: Gareth Bale of Real Madrid reacts after his team concede during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg match between Real Madrid and Manchester City at Bernabeu on February 26, 2020 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

According to a recent report by Betfair, Brazilian legend Rivaldo has urged Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale to make the switch to Newcastle United, if a bid does come from the Tyneside club in the summer. The former Barcelona striker believes that St. James’ Park would be a ‘great destination’ for the Welsh winger and that he could use the opportunity to re-establish his superstar status in world football, while also making the same amount of money as he currently does at the Spanish capital.

Rivaldo reiterated that it would present Bale a good opportunity to prove that he’s still a world-class player. The 48-year-old said, “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 in the Premier League.”

Gareth Bale Urged To Make Newcastle United Switch: What Is The Current Situation Of The Magpies’ Squad?

The Tyneside club currently boast just three natural wingers in their squad, meaning that the addition of a high-quality one like Gareth Bale could be enough to carry Steve Bruce’s side into the next level.

Miguel Almiron and Allan Saint-Maximin have been the two first-choice options, with Christian Atsu often having to do with a place on the bench. The Frenchman’s trickery and dribbling skills have offered a freshness to the attack-line, but his injury-prone nature has been a concern.

Gareth Bale Urged To Make Newcastle United Switch - Bale in action during a match
MADRID, SPAIN – DECEMBER 22: Gareth Bale of Real Madrid CF runs with the ball during the Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Athletic Club at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on December 22, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Miguel Almiron was signed from the MLS midway through last season, and despite various positive signs along the way, the Paraguayan hasn’t quite hit the ground running in England yet. While the potential is apparent to see in the two aforementioned names, the need of the hour at St. James’ Park would have to be an experienced winger who can walk into the first-team and immediately make a telling difference in the side’s attacking play.

What Would Gareth Bale Bring To Tyneside?

The former Tottenham Hotspur ace has been at the top of the European game for many years now, but it must be conceded that his influence within the Real Madrid side has been consistently dwindling over the last few seasons. Now 30, the Welshman is edging towards the twilight years of his professional career, which means that playing time will certainly be of utmost importance to him. The fact that Bale has featured in just 14 La Liga appearances this season is a clear indicator of his current predicament.

Should The Magpies Make This Bale Deal Happen?

Even with all of this, one thing that can be said with absolute certainty is that Gareth Bale still has the potential to be one of the deadliest wingers in the world on his day. The sheer amount of experience and footballing know-how he would add to this Newcastle team cannot be quantified, and with a new chapter in the Tyneside club’s story seemingly on the horizon, the addition of Bale would be a massive stride in the right direction.

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