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Shearer: Bale ‘wouldn’t walk into the team’ of Premier League big six

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Gareth Bale would struggle to find a place in one of the Premier League’s top six teams, says Alan Shearer.

Gareth Bale continues to be the ‘elephant’ in the room at Real Madrid.

The Welshman now finds himself a fringe member of the Los Blancos squad. It appears he is no longer in Zinedine Zidane’s plans from what things look like.

Over the past few weeks, talks have emerged about Bale making a move to the Premier League.

The likes of Tottenham and Manchester United have been the most prominent names in the queue for his signature.

Bale himself recently admitted he would consider a return to the Premier League if the opportunity came to light.

Shearer has taken time to reflect on the forward’s situation. The ex-Newcastle forward says it will be difficult for the Welshman to find a team willing to match his wage demands.

“He possibly wouldn’t walk into all the teams in the top six in the Premier League, it’s going to take a wealthy club to be able to afford a transfer fee and a salary to get Bale there,” Shearer told Coral.

“Whether clubs can do that outside the top six remains to be seen, but he’s got to be playing football rather than being sat on the bench.”

“I think it’s such a shame that a player of his ability is sitting on the bench or in the stands every single weekend.”

“He’s a fantastic player, still got lots to offer, whether that’s in another county.”

“Without a doubt he could certainly still play in the Premier League, I know clubs have one or two concerns regarding injuries.”

Could a return to the Premier League bring Bale back to the best of his powers? We can’t say for sure but it does seem like a good decision on paper.