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Berbatov dismisses Newcastle chances landing Real Madrid star Bale

Former Tottenam striker Dimitar Berbatov can't see Gareth Bale leaving Real Madrid for Newcastle United.

Recently, 30-year-old Bale has been linked with a move to the Chinese Super League or a return to the Premier League - with Newcastle emerging as outside suitors amid their proposed £300million Saudi takeover.

But Berbatov told Betfair: "Every time Gareth Bale is mentioned it is a case of will he leave Real Madrid, will he stay, is he playing, is he scoring, is he playing golf, why is he playing golf?

“It's tiring and in my opinion, he has his agent, his family, his surroundings and if they think that Madrid is the right place for him then he will stay, it doesn't matter what anyone else says.

“Many people think he needs to leave Madrid and some of the supporters want him to leave, but I think he likes it there and if that is the case that is all that will matter to him.

"There have been a lot of reports about Newcastle possibly signing Bale, he has been at Real Madrid for some time now, he has won so many trophies and he is appreciated around the world for the football he plays.

"But with all due respect, you cannot compare Newcastle with Real Madrid."

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