The former Tottenham star enjoyed a terrific debut season in Spain following his transfer in the summer of 2013 as he helped Los Blancos beat their bitter rivals Barcelona in the Copa Del Rey final with a sensational solo effort to win the game and then scored in extra-time against Atletico Madrid to help deliver a 10th Champions League title for the club.
However, his second season proved to be difficult as sections of the Santiago Bernabeu faithful appeared to turn on him following a string of poor performances, and this was further highlighted as his car was attacked in the aftermath of El Clasico at the Camp Nou back in March [via BBC Sport].
Those sequence of events has led to strong rumours that United are set to launch a stunning £99.5million bid to lure Bale to Old Trafford this summer, but Benitez insists the 26-year-old is staying in Spain and stressed he has a crucial part to play this season:
“He is a huge player for us, we will not talk about offers. I know he wants to play well and is happy,” the ex-Liverpool boss said [via Mirror Sport].
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