Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara has assured underfire Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale that he would be a welcome addition to the German side.
Bale has fallen down the pecking order at Madrid following the arrival of Zinedine Zidane midway through the previous season.
He was dropped during the latter half of the campaign and informed that he would only play a bit-part role at the club.
Gareth Bale set for Real Madrid exit
Zidane also all but confirmed that the Welshman would be sold this summer. Since then, a number of clubs have expressed their interest in signing the mercurial winger.
Bayern Munich too have inquired about the availability of Bale, although a formal offer has not yet been made.
However, Thiago Alcantara believes Bale would be a great addition to the club. He also added that he would be very welcome at the Allianz Arena.
“It’s very simple. for me, any top player who wants to come and play at a top club like Bayern Munich, who wants to contribute, they are welcome here.
“We will have the door open to you.”
Bale perfect replacement for Robben and Ribery, according to Thiago Alcantara
Bayern are in the midst of rebuilding their squad following the departures of legendary duo Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery.
Thiago, as a result, believes that Bale would be a perfect replacement for at least one of the two aforementioned names.
“Robben, Ribery and Bale play in similar positions on the field. we lost Robben and Ribery in our midfield, two historic members of this club.
“If Gareth (Bale) wants to come, any top player who wants to come here is welcome.”
A move to Bayern could revive Bale’s career. He has struggled the past few seasons and fallen out of favour under Zidane. In Germany, he would find regular game-time and could recapture the form he showed a few seasons ago.
It remains to be seen if Bayern are willing to make a substantial bid to secure his services though.