Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder joked that Gareth Bale should stay at Real Madrid and enjoy the city’s “great golf courses”.
Bale is heavily linked with a return to Tottenham, the club he left to join Madrid in 2013, with a move reportedly close according to his agent.
Wilder joked he wanted Bale to stay in Spain, as the attacker’s return would only make life harder for his team.
“I said a couple of years ago when we first landed in the Premier League when Eden Hazard was going to Real Madrid that I’d give him a lift to the airport,” he told reporters.
“Hopefully Gareth stays in Madrid, it’s a lovely place Madrid and there are some great golf courses out there so don’t make it any harder for us.”