‘CR7-esque Bale must stay at Madrid’

Wales boss Ryan Giggs has advised Gareth Bale to stay at Real Madrid and showcase his ‘similarities’ with Cristiano Ronaldo.

Bale has been repeatedly linked with a return to English football after another season in Ronaldo’s shadow, but Giggs – who played alongside the No 7 at Manchester United – urged his Wales talisman to tough it out at Madrid.

“It’s Real Madrid – there are only a handful of clubs who have got that aura,” the former United midfielder said, reports The Guardian.

“Of course you would want to stay there. What’s Gareth won, three Champions League titles? The proof is in that.

“When you are at clubs like that, you are always going to win things. Gareth has the ability to score every type of goal and there are similarities with Cristiano Ronaldo.

“They both started out as wingers and they are now goalscorers.”

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