Rio Ferdinand urges United transfer target to leave his club

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Rio Ferdinand has told former Tottenham winger, Gareth Bale, to quit Real Madrid for a team where he’ll enjoy more regular play time.

The 31 year old has been relegated to the bench, following a fallout with his manager, Zinedine Zidane, despite having two years left on his contract, and Ferdinand believes that by remaining at the club, he’s letting his talent waste.

Speaking on BT Sport, Ferdinand said of Bale’s situation, “If you look at it in terms of trophies, he will go down as as one of the most successful imports they’ve had.

“But there’s no doubt one thing that’s happening, we’re being denied a generational talent here. We want him out on the pitch to perform and play. We’ve seen what he can do in finals.

“Defining moments in big games, but we’re not being allowed to see him play. You almost want him to come out and say it. You’re begging for him or the club to come out and make a big statement.

“He’s got to just come out and make his point. I think its time now, really. Either cut your ties with Real Madrid or at least go on loan. Make a deal happen somewhere to get out on the pitch and play football.”

Manchester United have been linked with Gareth Bale in time past, although recent reports say the Welshman wants to see out his contract at the Santiago Bernabeu.