Manchester United legend Paul Ince has urged Gareth Bale to make the switch to Liverpool this summer. The Wales international has been with Real Madrid for the past six seasons but he appears on the cusp of leaving the club with manager Zinedine Zidane openly suggesting that the attacker does not feature in his plans for next season.

Amidst this, there has been the talk of Bale making a big-money move to the Chinese Super League but Ince believes he could be better off making the switch to the Reds, where he has the chance to win potential silverware, he told BBC Radio 5 Live: “For me, if Liverpool could afford him, he should go to Liverpool. If you look at the front three, they have played all summer so how much rest are they going to get before the season starts?Bale can play on the right, he can play left and he can play central. They have got Origi and Shaqiri but are they good enough? It can't be about money for Bale, he needs to go to a team who can win things - the European champions, the team that finished second in the Premier League.”

Bale has been booed by Los Blancos’ faithful in recent training sessions and things look gloomy for him with the Spanish outfit seemingly pushing him through the exit door. There have been no formal offers for the attacker and much of that has been associated with the hefty £350,000-a-week wages which he commands at the Bernabeu.

Meanwhile, Liverpool have been regularly fancied to add another player to the squad this summer but the same has not happened to date. Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has recently cited that he is comfortable with the options at hand and it would come as a surprise, if they are to make an approach to pursue Bale, who would want assurances of regular gametime.