Gareth Bale has been urged to accept a transfer to Newcastle United by former Brazil great Rivaldo. The Welshman has become disjointed in a number of aspects over the last few years. He has failed to capitalise on Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure from Real Madrid. At the time of his £ 85 million transfer from Tottenham to Real Madrid, Bale was expected to be the replacement for Ronaldo, but things have gone very wrong for the winger. Now, he is deemed surplus to requirements at Madrid, who are unable to get him off the books due to the high salary that his contract commands.