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Bale wants Ronaldo stay

08 October 2014, 11:22

Cape Town - Gareth Bale admits he does not want Cristiano Ronaldo to leave Real Madrid following reports he could return to the Premier League with Manchester United.

When Ronaldo ended his six-year stay with the Red Devils in 2009 he had already achieved superstardom, winning three successive Premier League titles while also lifting the Champions League trophy in 2008.

He went on to join the Galacticos for a then-world record transfer fee of £80 million and has only gone from strength to strength, highlighted by his Ballon d'Or-winning performances last season, where he led the Spanish giants to a 10th European Cup success.

However, the Portuguese international has been strongly linked with a move back to the Manchester giants, with the 29-year-old himself having openly expressed his desire to one day do as much.

But Bale, who overtook Ronaldo as the world's most expensive footballer after joining from Tottenham in 2013, is desperate for Ronaldo to remain at the Bernabeu, where he has already plundered 13 goals from seven games this term.

When asked if he was for the World Footballer of the Year returning to England, Bale said: "Definitely not.

"He's shown what a world-class player he is year after year scoring the goals.

"Obviously he's a player we wouldn't want to see leave.

"Of course, (I) want to see him stay at Real Madrid."

- Sport24

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