Rivaldo urges Real Madrid star to join Newcastle United
Brazilian legend Rivaldo believes Gareth Bale should make the move to the Premier League with Newcastle United this summer.
The Welshman has struggled with injury concerns in recent seasons at Real Madrid and he is no longer regarded as a definite starter.
As a result, he has been fancied to head through the exit door ahead of next season and the Magpies have been linked with a possible move for his services.
While the Magpies don't possess the luring power, there is certainly excitement over the progress of the club, particularly with the impending takeover from PCP Capital Partners.
The prospective new owners are likely to spend a reasonable amount of money on new arrivals and Bale could be an option to bolster their attacking department.
Writing in his weekly Betfair column, Rivaldo has indicated that Bale should turn down advances from Major League Soccer and consider a return to the Premier League instead.
He added that the Magpies could be perfect for him, given he has the chance of commanding a superstar status with the club while he would contribute towards them having a good Premier League season next term.
Bale has more than two years remaining on his existing deal with Los Blancos. His agent has regularly indicated that the Welshman will honour the remainder of the contract.