HOT TAKE | Why Gareth Bale could stay in La Liga

Getafe president Ángel Torres admitted earlier today that Gareth Bale has been offered to the club.

Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett is aware that Getafe cannot pay anywhere near the €12 million net Bale was earning at Real Madrid.

Bale’s main objective over the coming months is to stay fit for the 2022 World Cup with Wales, their first in 64 years.

After the transfers of Marc Cucurella last summer (€18 million) and Mathías Olivera to Napoli a few days ago (€15 million), Getafe have money to spend.

Torres also admitted that he could make up to seven new signings ahead of the new season.

Bale is 32 and has shown that he can still perform at the highest level despite reported interest from the Championship and MLS.

Getafe manager Quique Sánchez Flores would be understandably delighted to have a player of Bale’s ability and experience available for the coming season as Los Azulones look to improve on last season.

The Welshman needs to play before the World Cup and will therefore look for a club that can guarantee him game time.

Bale has lived in Madrid for the past nine years and has often spoken of how much he enjoys the lifestyle, meaning a switch to Getafe could be the preferred option instead of moving abroad for a season or two.

Getafe is a city just south of Madrid. A move to the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez would provide Bale with ideal preparation and minimal disruption ahead of the World Cup as he would be able to stay in his current Madrid home, where his kids have been born and raised.

Will Bale want to leave the family home for a new start and new surroundings so close to the World Cup after almost a decade in Madrid? Only time will tell.


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