Gareth Bale has been advised to cut his losses and get out of Real Madrid as he won’t win the “war” by Teddy Sheringham.
Since Zinedine Zidane’s return in March, Bale found himself out of favour at Real once again. Unsurprisingly, this development has sparked fresh doubt over his future at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Premier League duo Tottenham and Manchester United have both been mentioned as possible summer destinations for Bale.
Although the Welsh winger has refused to confirm his plans, with a contract until June 2022 still in his pocket. As part of the deal, he earns an annual salary of €15m at Real.
But Sheringham warned that Bale is fighting a losing battle at Los Blancos and should instead consider a Premier League return.
“Zidane has come in and has said in not so many words: ‘I want to get rid of Gareth Bale’,” he told Betstars.
“If the manager doesn’t bring him on as one his three substitutes when Real Madrid are losing, he’s basically saying ‘I want Gareth Bale to go’.
“Gareth Bale will be saying what a lot of the Manchester United players will say this season, with a cigar in his mouth sitting in the corner of the dressing room: ‘Well, give me my money and I’ll go then, otherwise I’m not going anywhere because I signed a long-term contract’.
“I don’t think it is a war that Gareth Bale is going to win.
“If I came in to contact with Gareth Bale and had to give him some advice, I would say: ‘Get yourself out of there. Don’t worry about what you’re meant to be earning over the next two years. You will enjoy your life a lot more if you get out of Real Madrid and play football for a club that you want to play for and that’s going to love you’.
“I think he would be a good acquisition for any of the top clubs in England and I think they will all be after him because he’s a game-changer.”