Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino has written in The Times that Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale should not move to Manchester United.
The well-known pundit believes that Tottenham Hotspur or Arsenal would be a better destination for the Wales international.
“Di Maria joined United from Real as an outstanding player and left a broken man,” Cascarino wrote in The Times. “There is the real risk that Bale would be ruined if he also left Madrid for Old Trafford.”
“Every player has a pivotal decision to make at some point in their career, and Bale is at that juncture,” added the former Republic of Ireland international. “Paris Saint-Germain could afford him and would give him freedom, but they so dominate the French league that it would be a backward step in his development. He would become, in effect, a circus act.
“Tottenham, given their progress and plans for a new stadium, would be a reasonable option, and at Arsenal, Bale would thrive in a team who like to entertain.”
Bale played for Tottenham from 2007 until 2013 and established himself as one of the best players in the Premier League.
The 26-year-old guided Spurs to the Champions League and moved to Spanish giants Madrid in the summer of 2013.
The Welshman has not had a great time in Spain so far, although he has won the Champions League and the Copa del Rey with Madrid.
Bale has proved himself in the Premier League and would be a huge success once again, but leaving Madrid for any other club in the world would be a step down for him.
The Welshman should do all he can to play his best football for Los Blancos this season and establish himself as an indispensable player for the Madrid outfit.