Gareth Bale said he must contact Cardiff if he wants a move, but the move is ‘a no-brainer’ for boss Steve Morison

GARETH BALE has been told he must make the first move if Cardiff are to sign him this summer.

The Welshman has been linked with a stunning free transfer to the hometown club.


Gareth Bale has been linked with a move to Cardiff CityCredit: AFP

Bale’s £600,000-a-week contract at Real Madrid is set to expire at the end of the season.

Should Wales beat Scotland or Ukraine and qualify for this winter’s World Cup, the 32-year-old would be desperate to stay in peak condition ahead of the tournament.

And he could move up to the Championship in order to get back to the comforts of home and stay ready for action.

Bluebirds chairman Mehmet Dalman said last week that his team would be “volunteer listeners” if Bale wanted to join.

And boss Steve Morison, who played alongside Bale for the Welsh national team between 2010 and 2012, has confirmed he would be interested in signing him.

The 38-year-old said Wales online“Who wouldn’t? Is there anyone who wouldn’t be a willing listener?!

“I’m not going to get Gareth Bale’s number and call him and say, ‘Oh, by the way, do you want to come and join Cardiff?’

“It’s absolutely a no-brainer. It would be great. It would be a big boost for everyone.

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Gareth Bale scored 16 goals for Spurs last season


Gareth Bale scored 16 goals for Spurs last seasonCredit: Getty

“But if that happened, he should come and be part of the change. He should come and fit in and buy into it.

“I’m sure if something like this were to happen he and I would have a conversation because there would be a lot to talk about.

“One of them would make sure [the press] don’t know!”

Bale spent the 2020-21 season on loan at Tottenham Hotspur.

He scored 16 goals in 34 appearances, despite spending a lot of time out of favor under Jose Mourinho.

The striker has barely played since returning to Madrid, making just seven appearances and scoring once in an injury-hit campaign this time around.

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