Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale has broken David Beckham’s record in the La Liga. The former Tottenham forward now holds the record of most appearances in the Spanish top flight by a British player. Up until yesterday night, soccer legend Beckham held the record but Bale’s start against Espanyol changed that order.

The Welsh star was named by Coach Zinedine Zidane in the team that lost in a shock 1-0 loss. Bale broke the British record, marking his 117th La Liga game and was close to celebrating the milestone with a goal, only to hit the woodwork.

Real Madrid must keep Gareth Bale, says Gibson

Real Madrid will take their time with Gareth Bale and will not be selling him in the foreseeable future even though his injuries are concerning the club according to football pundit Terry Gibson.

The Welshman was approaching full fitness before he was struck low again, this time with a thigh problem, which could keep him out of the line-up for another month.

Manchester United is planning on spending much more

During the summer transfer window of 2017, Manchester United splashed out around €160 million in signing RomeluLukaku, NemanjaMatic and Victor Lindelof.

Even with the addition of these highly-rated players, this does not guarantee that Jose Mourinho will be able secure a top piece of silverware including the UEFA Champions League and the English Premier League.

Those aforementioned competitions are the main ones that Manchester United are currently competing in and attempting to get back into lure them back to Old Trafford.

Out of the 6 opening Premier League matches of the season, Manchester United has collected 16 points with 5 victories and 1 draw which positions them at the top of the standings.

Wales boss wants Gareth Bale to stay put with Real Madrid

Wales boss Chris Coleman feels Gareth Bale would be best served to remain with Real Madrid rather than pushing for a move back to the Premier League.

The 28-year-old has been strongly linked with a potential exit from the Bernabeu following a frustrating season last term where he managed just 27 appearances.

Manchester United have been identified as the suitable destination for Bale this month, but Coleman insists that Bale should not give up on his Los Blancos career just yet, he said: "I think from our point of view my opinion is that La Liga, the tempo and physicality is completely different to the Premier League. Being selfish, he's better off at Real Madrid. You work all your life to get the top, you don't want to give that up. Where do you go from Real Madrid that's better? There's one or two clubs up there but none better. He was disappointed to miss the Serbia game but there was nothing we could do about that and of course he's won the Champions League again this year."


The talks of Gareth Bale moving to the Premier League have refused to end, even after the player seemed to have ended speculations in that regards when Real Madrid won their third Champions League title in four years.

The Welsh star had recommitted his focus to the Spanish side but there are still strong links to a return to England. Manchester United are the likely option if Bale agrees to return to the Premier League with Jose Mourinho keen on the player.

The former Tottenham winger is also linked with a possible move to Paris St Germain this summer. The French side are ready to break world record to land the player. Madrid broke the record in 2013 when they lured Bale to the Spanish capital for £85million.


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