Former Wales striker, Craig Bellamy has insisted that Manchester United cannot afford the wages of Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale.
Bale has been linked with a move back to the Premier League, after enduring a tough spell in Spain.
With Real having sold Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus in a €100million deal, it would take a crazy bid for any club to lure Bale away.
Bellamy, speaking to the Daily Star, says he cannot see it happening.
“Where could he go? Man United can’t pay his wages, nobody can. There’s only one club that can pay his wages.
“That’s the world he’s in at this moment. The wages he is he’ll have to take a massive wage cut to go elsewhere.
“And I’m sure he would do but realistically then is someone then going to go and buy him?
“How can a club go and spend £80m, £90m?
“I know Juventus did for Ronaldo but Ronaldo’s a different purpose, that’s a different world of business.
“But Gareth, how can you go and spend £80m,£90m, £100m for a player you’re not going to get any return on?
“Maybe as part of a part-exchange deal but Gareth won’t be part of any part-exchange deals, he’s too good a player for that.
“So I just don’t see it being a possible move for anyone to get anywhere near,” he said.