Meulensteen Cautious Over Bale Interest

Former Fulham manager and United coach Rene Meulensteen has been reported to have told Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to be cautious about the prospect of bringing Gareth Bale back to the Premier League.

It has been widely reported that Bale is considering his options away from the Bernabeu with a host of clubs thought to be interested in the Welshman’s signature.

Few clubs though in the world can afford the massive salary that Bale has been awarded at Madrid and it is thought that a possible loan move to Old Trafford could be a potential way forward.

The Wales winger will be allowed to leave the Bernabeu this summer due to the 130 million arrival of Eden Hazard but £75 million for a player approaching the twilight of his career is a big ask.

According to TeamTalk Former United No 2 Meulensteen thinks it would represent a “risk” for his old club to sign the Welshman. Meulensteen talking to TalkSport also said;

“You would obviously talk about bringing in a high-profile player in, but is Gareth Bale still at his best?”

“We all know he’s had his fair share of injuries, so it’s always a risk.
“But, on the other hand, a top notch Gareth Bale is a really good asset for Manchester United”.

Gareth is a risk but he could be the world class player the team could build around. United in the Ferguson era was all about bring young talent through the ranks and if Bale could be utilized as a player and a mentor for the next set of United stars it could bring success back to the team.