- Gareth Bale shocked the world after announcing his retirement from football aged only 33
- The Welshman is highly regarded as the greatest British export as far as football is concerned
- Pep Guardiola recently commented on Bale’s possible career path next with an interesting remark
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has tipped Gareth Bale to make a good golfer after the Welshman announced his retirement from football.
After a frustrating battle with debilitating injuries, Bale, 33, finally decided to hang his boots in a move that shocked the football world.
The former Real Madrid winger leaves the beautiful game having won five Champions League titles and three La Ligas.
He has also scored crucial and memorable goals for his former side Real Madrid, including a beautiful strike in the Champions League as well as a remarkable goal in the Copa del Rey final against Barcelona.
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Speaking on Bale’s retirement, Pep Guardiola, who is all too familiar with the Welshman’s talents, joked he could perform well in golf now that he has free time on his hands.
"He was busy maybe now he has time, I will invite him again," Guardiola Said as quoted on Manchester Evening news.
"What a player. Fantastic career won a lot of things. I think he represents Wales with more than 100 caps and now he can become a fantastic golf player."
Bale started his club career at Southampton but made his name as a world-class player at Tottenham Hotspur.
At Tottenham, he was twice named the player of the year, despite not winning any silverware with the North Londoners.
His 31 goals for club and country in the 2012/13 campaign inevitably meant Spurs would struggle to retain his services, and Real Madrid came calling. A massive £85 ($104 million) was agreed for the Welshman to move to the famous Santiago Bernabeu.
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