Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should risk everything to sign Gareth Bale because of incessant pressure he will be under next season says, Chris Sutton.
Gareth Bale is reportedly not on speaking terms with Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane and could look to exit the Bernabeu after six years.
The way Zidane has treated Bale is shameful. How can you say "Even if I was allowed a 4th sub, I wouldn't have brought him on". That's a guy that won him the CL last szn.
Chin up, Gareth Bale, True football fans will never forget what you did for Football.pic.twitter.com/soyGd2cB54
— Ole Gunnar Solskjær ⓭ (@OleGunaar) May 19, 2019
United could very well use a player of Bale’s prowess however his £600,000-a-week wage at Real Madrid could prove to be a significant stumbling block.
The Red Devils are sceptic of offering such colossal contracts to players since paying £500,000-a-week to Alexis Sanchez, who has flopped miserably at Old Trafford since his move 18-months-ago.
And this might be the reason why United would think twice before offering Bale such uncompromising terms.
Although ex-Blackburn striker Chris Sutton begs to differ.
He Believes that the Norwegian will be under enormous pressure right from the start of the campaign and hence tempted to recruit someone of Bale’s pedigree to deliver the instant impact he needs at Man United.
“Manchester United can’t think about what’s happened with Alexis Sanchez if they want to sign Gareth Bale.
“What’s happened has happened, that’s gone. Every player they go to sign now, they can’t think they’re going to be the next Alexis Sanchez. “Sutton said on The Monday Night Club on BBC Radio 5 Live.
“Then they’ll never sign another player on that basis, will they? Do you think Ole Gunner Solskjaer really at this moment in time will be thinking about that?
“He’ll be thinking about improving the playing personnel.
“’We need to get closer to Manchester City, to Liverpool, to Spurs, to Chelsea. How are we going to do that? I need to improve the playing squad. I need to bring in world class players if there are those available.’
“Is Gareth Bale a world-class player? I think he is. I think United have to make a statement.
“Ole Gunner Solskjaer will be thinking, I think, selfishly, ‘Can I get that deal done? Can I improve the playing squad?’
“Why wouldn’t he? Because people are saying if Ole Gunner Solskjaer doesn’t get off to a good start, he’ll be sacked by October. So why wouldn’t he take that risk?
“Manchester City don’t have to sign Gareth Bale because they’ve accumulated young players and they’re extremely strong, they don’t even have to think about paying the wages.
“But clubs who are falling away like United, who we all regard as a massive football club, it may just be worth the risk. Of course it’s worth the risk.
“Solskjaer is going to be under serious pressure next season. Do you think he’s going to trust youth team kids?”