‘He’s got an awful lot to offer’: Gareth Bale should sign for Newcastle according to Ally McCoist
‘He has an awful lot to offer at the highest level’: Gareth Bale should sign for Newcastle and NOT Cardiff, according to Ally McCoist – as he insists an ‘admirable’ move to a boys’ club is self-defeating
- Ally McCoist has urged Gareth Bale to sign for Newcastle instead of Cardiff
- Bale was reportedly in talks with Bluebirds about a possible return
- McCoist claims the former Madrid man still has ‘a lot to offer’
- Welsh international hopes to secure a new club for the World Cup
Football pundit Ally McCoist has argued that Gareth Bale should sign for Newcastle instead of Cardiff after reports of a possible move to the Bluebirds surfaced recently.
The Welsh international is out of contract after his deal with Real Madrid expired this summer and is closely linked with a return to his youth club in the transfer window.
But McCoist claims the former Galactico is selling himself short, insisting the Welshman still has “a lot to offer” to a Premier League side.
Ally McCoist claims Gareth Bale (above) will have to move to Newcastle over the summer
Talk about talkSPORTMcCoist said: “I’m looking at it and it’s clear there’s absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to go back and play for your own club.
“I find it admirable to say the least. But I still feel he has an awful lot to offer at the highest level, really.
“If you look at him in the internationals, he will be all set for the World Cup in Qatar and I think there are definitely Premier League clubs.
“Automatically I just think Newcastle would be ideal.”
The 32-year-old is a free agent after his Real Madrid contract expired last season
Ally McCoist (above) claims Bale still has ‘a lot to offer’ to a Premier League side
Wales legend Dean Saunders agreed with McCoist’s claim, insisting Newcastle is ‘moving in the right direction’ for Bale.
Speaking to talkSPORT, Saunders said: “If I could pick a club to go to now, I’d say sign for Newcastle. They have a project; they’re going in the right direction – he’d hook up.
“The fans who are in Newcastle now, because I’ve been there and worked there – and I realize how much they love the club – could be selling 80,000 season tickets right now.”
McCoist and Saunders claim Eddie Howe’s Newcastle would be a great move for Bale
As Wales prepare for the World Cup in Qatar later this year, Bale hopes to sign for a club where he can maintain his fitness for the tournament in December.
The five-time Champions League winner returned to Tottenham Hotspur on a sensational loan spell in the 2020/21 season, so a transfer to Cardiff could not be ruled out.
Despite an impressive 11-goal return from his 20 Premier League appearances at Spurs, Bale remained on the periphery of the Madrid squad last year – just five appearances in LaLiga.
The Welshman hopes to secure a new club for the World Cup later this year