Townsend opens up and announces he would love to see Manchester United target target Bale back in Premier League
Andros Townsend has backed Manchester United target Gareth Bale and would love to see him back in the Premier League.
Bale has been in the headlines alot over the past few weeks as indications now suggest that he will actually leave Real Madrid, with a move back to the premier League his preferred destination alongside China.
And while defending the Welshman for how he is being treated by Madrid, Townsend has opened up and told United that he would love to see Bale back in the Premier League, The Crystal Palace winger told the ITV Football Football Show podcast: “I think Gareth Bale is a special case.
“Normally I wouldn’t agree with the antics of Gareth Bale – what he was doing in the stands, or playing golf, or potentially trying to annoy his employers.
“But what Gareth Bale has done for that football club – the goals in the Champions League final against Atletico Madrid, the two goals against Liverpool, effectively winning them that Champions League – he deserves a statue!
“But instead he’s abused by the fans, by the media, by the club.
“And after that, I think he agreed a move to China, and at the eleventh hour he got a call, no, you’re not going, we want you back here.”
“And then after all that, he’s still not playing, he’s still getting abuse…
“So I fully don’t blame him for the way he’s acting now.
“I would like to see Gareth Bale back in the Premier League.
“I think he’s only 30, 31 so he’s still got many years to offer, and he is a world class talent so it’d be great to see him getting back to what he does best.”
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