With Paris Saint-Germain braced for Kylian Mbappe’s departure in the summer, it’s a possibility that the French giants could turn to Bale as a temporary replacement for the dynamic forward.
While Bale isn’t exactly the perfect fit to replace Mbappe, the attacker has the type of profile that would suit the club’s ambitious owners – and appease their demanding fans. The prospect of Bale linking up alongside Neymar and Lionel Messi in a star-studded three-pronged attack is a tantalising one; even if the trio are all in the twilight years of their career.
While the riches of Paris and Premier League could be on offer for Bale, a remarkable homecoming with Cardiff City cannot be ruled out.
The Bluebirds are currently plying their trade in the bottom half of the Championship. But their upturn in form under their new head coach, Steve Morison, should give cautious cause for optimism. With money unlikely to be an issue for Bale, if he is seeking to simply stay sharp ahead of the World Cup in Qatar, then a return to home comforts in the form Cardiff, his hometown, could fit the bill.