Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale playing for Wales

Gareth Bale has officially announced his departure from Real Madrid after 12 years with the club and according to journalist Fabrice Hawkins, the winger could return to the Premier League.

Bale’s final few years at Madrid have not been sparkling but he leaves the Bernabeu with a bagful of trophies. Since joining them in 2013, Bale has played almost 260 games for them scoring 107 goals.

He’s won as many as five Champions League games but now that he is a free agent, a number of Premier League clubs want to bring him on board.

The 32-year-old has hardly played for Real Madrid this season(being on the pitch for just 281 league minutes) and he’s also in the final phase of his playing career but if a player like him is available for free several teams will be more than willing to take a gamble with him.

Hawkins has not named any Premier League clubs so we decided to take a look at some of the teams who could use the services of Gareth Bale.


The Gunners are looking for forwards and someone like Gareth Bale can be the ideal fit. Nicolas Pepe will be sold, Lacazette is leaving and Auba has already moved to Barcelona so Bale can come in and get regular game time.

Arsenal need a mature and experienced player, someone who can guide them through tough times and Bale can be the ideal player, both on the pitch and inside the dressing room.


Sadio Mane is leaving for Bayern Munich and Mo Salah can also move out next year and since Bale can play on either wing, Jurgen Klopp can put him to very good use.

At Liverpool, he will have a genuine shot at silverwares and since they fiercely compete in every tournament, the 32-year-old will be able to get a lot more game time than he had this previous season.


Thomas Tuchel might sell Hakim Ziyech, Pulisic and Timo Werner in the coming months and he is already in the market searching for a wide-attacker.

Chelsea have been linked with Everton’s Richarlison but a free agent like Gareth Bale can become the ideal plug for the next two or three seasons.

Manchester United:

Jesse Lingard’s exit has been announced and several other forwards will also be leaving this summer so Gareth Bale can be a fine addition to the Manchester United squad.

Man United are yet to add a left-footed right-winger to their squad and by signing Bale as a free agent, Erik ten Hag will be able to save a lot of his transfer budget. With Greenwood no longer a part of the club and Rashford seeing a massive dip in form, the right-hand side of attack is very much up for grabs.

Tottenham Hotspur:

The talks of Gareth Bale returning to Spurs have been there all throughout the season and back in February, rumours had claimed that Daniel Levy wants to go back for Bale. His loan spell at the club in the 20/21 season was mildly successful as he scored 16 goals in 34 appearances.

Conte has found the perfect right-winger in Dejan Kulusevski but there’s no harm having the Real Madrid man as a backup.

Newcastle United:

Newcastle United are a side who are preparing to challenge the Premier League big boys and they will need a superstar face for the upcoming seasons.

The Magpies have money to spare so they will be able to give Gareth Bale a handsome salary, something which the other teams might hesitate. At a team like Newcastle, the 32-year-old will be under the least pressure because even a top-ten finish for them will be deemed as a massive success.

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