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Ryan Giggs wants Gareth Bale to stay at Real Madrid

Gareth Bale is the subject of speculation tipping him to leave Real Madrid, but Wales boss Ryan Giggs hopes the player stays put.

football Updated: Mar 24, 2018 16:38 IST
By Iain Strachan
Gareth Bale has endured another season interrupted by injury at Real Madrid, starting just 14 of his team’s 29 La Liga matches.
Gareth Bale has endured another season interrupted by injury at Real Madrid, starting just 14 of his team’s 29 La Liga matches.(AFP)

Wales boss Ryan Giggs hopes his team’s star player Gareth Bale remains at Spanish giants Real Madrid.

Bale has endured another season interrupted by injury at Madrid, starting just 14 of his team’s 29 La Liga matches.

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There have been suggestions the former Tottenham player could be set to leave the Santiago Bernabeu at the end of the campaign, with Giggs’ former side Manchester United among the clubs linked.

Giggs, though, when asked if he wants the forward to stay put, issued an emphatic response: “Yes.

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“I went to see him against PSG [in the Champions League last 16]. When you go there the aura around the club, there are only a handful of clubs who have got that.

“So, of course, you want to stay there. He’s won three Champions League titles, the proof is in that.

“When you are at clubs like that you are always going to win things.”

Bale netted a hat-trick against China on Thursday in Giggs’ first game in charge, which saw him replace Ian Rush as Wales’ all-time leading scorer.