Paul Ince has told BBC Radio 5 Live that he believes Liverpool should sign Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale, if they can afford the Welsh attacker this summer – and does not believe Tottenham is the right club for Bale.
Bale, 30, has become somewhat of an outcast at Real Madrid this summer, with Zinedine Zidane stating that he hops the former Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton star leaves the club this summer.
It is believed he is earning an enormous £600,000 a week at the Santiago Bernabeu, but Zidane sees no future for the winger at Real – even though Bale has netted 102 times in 231 games.
Following Zidane’s comments on Bale’s future, Chinese clubs are said to have become interested while a return to Tottenham has also been suggested. But former Reds midfielder Ince reckons Liverpool should consider a move.
“In my personal opinion, if Liverpool can afford him, he should go to Liverpool,” Ince said. “The reason why I say that, is because if you look at the front three, they have been playing all summer.
“Mane and Salah were at the African Cup of Nations, Firmino at the Copa America. How much rest are they going to get this summer, before the season starts? Bale can play in all three positions.
“If I was looking at a team that can afford him, I would say Liverpool. He has to make a massive drop in money. I don’t think it would be the right club, for Bale to go back to Tottenham.”
TBR’s view – Tottenham a good move, but Liverpool better for Bale
Returning to Tottenham would be emotional and the addition of Bale could turn Spurs from a top-tour side into real title challengers, alongside Liverpool and Manchester City.
But a move to Liverpool could make Bale a Premier League champion, as Ince says. It could make Bale rejuvenate his career, and it could see Liverpool go one better than last season – and win a second successive Champions League final.
A move to Tottenham would be heartfelt, but a move to Liverpool would be immense.