‘Tottenham wont be happy’ Gunners legend Pires ‘welcomes’ Arsenal move for £100 million superstar Bale
Gunners legend Robert Pires has welcomed an Arsenal move for unhappy Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale, who is tipped to leave la Liga in the summer.
Bale has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons over the past few months with poor performances and injuries scuppering a season in which he was meant to be the main man after Cristiano Ronaldo made the shock decision to part for Italian Champions Juventus last summer.
That has led to a lot of speculation that both Manchester United and Chelsea were prepared to make a move and try to bring him back to the Premier League, with some reports suggesting that a £100 million would be enough to convince Madrid to cash in when the window opens up.
However, Pires has admitted that Bale would be welcome at Arsenal in the summer, amid some talk that boss Unai Emery could be given the funds to try and secure a deal for the Welshman.
‘I think there’s a good chance Gareth Bale might be playing his last season at Real Madrid,’ he told bwin.
‘He is having a very tough time on and off the pitch at the moment, and there are a lot of questions about how settled he is in the dressing room and how appreciated he is by the fans. ‘You can see that Bale is an unhappy player at the moment.
‘I think coming back to the Premier League is the most logical step for Gareth Bale.
‘There’s an assumption that he would go back to Tottenham, but I would encourage Arsenal to open the door to the Emirates for him. I know Tottenham fans would not be happy, but Bale would be very welcome at Arsenal. I hope the club tries to see if it is an option this summer.’
Could Arsenal sign Bale?
To sign Bale the Gunners would have to smash their current transfer fee by another £50 million, and then they would need to offer the Welshman a yearly salary of around £18 million, which is something they have failed to do so far.
Bale is the big named player that fans would love to see arrive at the club in the coming windows, but even though Arsenal are one of the biggest clubs in world football, they prefer to buy quantity over quality.
Signing Bale would be a huge statement, but one that would be a surprise to see happen.