Paul Clement says Gareth Bale should remain at Real Madrid

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Derby County head coach Paul Clement says that Manchester United-linked former Tottenham Hotspur star Gareth Bale should remain at Real Madrid.

Derby County head coach Paul Clement has told The Sun that former Tottenham Hotspur winger Gareth Bale should not leave Real Madrid.

Bale has been on the books of Spanish giants Madrid since the summer of 2013 when he joined them from Premier League outfit Tottenham.

The Wales international has not been exactly great for Los Blancos, despite winning the Champions League and the Copa del Rey in his first season.

The former Southampton star has struggled with injuries and has also often failed to fit in tactically.

According to a recent report in The Mirror, Premier League giants Manchester United are planning a move for Bale in the January transfer window.

Clement, who is now in charge of Championship side Derby, worked with the 26-year-old at Madrid for two years as a first-team coach.

The Englishman believes that Bale should remain at Madrid and told The Sun: “It looks like Gareth will have a slightly different role this year, maybe he’ll be a bit happier in that position.

“He’s at a wonderful club, I think he should stay there and he’ll do really well, I’m sure of it. I’m not sure it will be more central, just a bit more advanced.”

Bale, who established himself as one of the best players in the Premier League during his time at Tottenham, is a very good player and could potentially become a world-class footballer.

The Welshman is playing at the biggest club in the world, and moving back to the Premier League, even if to United, would be a step down for the former Tottenham star.

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