Gareth Bale could be the marquee signing that Manchester United need to make a statement according to ESPN Pundit Shaka Hislop.
The Welshman is not having the best of times under Zinedine Zidane’s second spell at Real Madrid who has deemed Bale as surplus to his requirements.
The 29-year-old has enjoyed a lot of success at the Bernabeu since making the switch from Tottenham back in 2013.
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He has scored important goals for the Los Blancos in multiple Champions League finals and winning the competition four times during his six-year stay.
Despite revealing his intention to stay at the Bernabeu, He has been linked with a move to a bunch of clubs including Manchester United.
Although, his wages create a major stumbling block for majority clubs interested in his services but Hislop believes that it is a risk Manchester United must take.
“Manchester United could do with a signing like Gareth Bale,” Hislop told ESPN FC.
“Now whether he would go there without Champions League football is another discussion but right now we are talking about what club would be the right fit.
“Even at the money that he would come at would they take a chance on him?
“If you spread his salary out of five years you are talking somewhere around £250,000-a-week which is about what they are paying there top players with Alexis Sanchez being the exception.
“I think United take a chance. They need a statement signing and there is no other player that qualifies for that will go to Manchester United right now.”
Fellow ESPN Pundit and ex-Liverpool defender Steve Nicol disagreed with Hislop stating that Bale is too expensive for what he’d have to offer at Old Trafford.
“How can he go there? They have already got a noose around their neck with Sanchez and so they are going to sign Gareth Bale who they know won’t be able to play a full season,” he added.
“He is going to be on silly money as well and Manchester United have to go and sign four or five proven players that can actually get it done.”