Ally McCoist explains why Gareth Bale should sign for Rangers this transfer window 5 months ago

Ally McCoist explains why Gareth Bale should sign for Rangers this transfer window

"The fans will love him, absolutely love him.”

Ally McCoist has urged Rangers to sign Gareth Bale this summer transfer window as his contract comes to an end with Real Madrid.

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The former Gers manager suggested, jokingly, that the local golf courses could be enough to tempt the 32-year-old to Scotland.

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Ally McCoist campaigns for Rangers to sign Gareth Bale.

McCoist said Rangers should make the five-time Champions League winner an offer ahead of his contract expiring.

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The 59-year-old joked about Scotland having "the best golf courses" for Bale to play on, whilst being a fan favourite at Ibrox.

“If I was Rangers, I’d go offer him something as well," McCoist told talkSPORT.

“Listen, he’s at a stage in his life he wants to enjoy himself. We all know he’s a big golf fan, we’ve got the best golf courses.

“I’d bring him up here and say: ‘Look, have a year up here.' The fans will love him, absolutely love him.”

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Ally McCoist Gareth Bale Rangers transfer

McCoist weighs in on the Aaron Ramsey comparison.

McCoist addressed the comparison with Aaron Ramsey's underwhelming loan spell at the Gers, where he missed a penalty in the Europa League final.

Bale, who has 103 caps for Wales, could potentially play in the Champions League if he signed for Giovanni Van Bronckhorst's side, rather than moving to the MLS.

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"I know the argument would be there was disappointment with Aaron Ramsey, he wasn't 100 per cent fit, I get that," McCoist added.

"He's at the stage now, would America be an option? I don't know him so I can't speak for him but it looks like he's a period where he wants to enjoy the last two or three years of his playing career.

"And that's what I want it to be. I don't want him to fizzle out as a bit-part player coming on for half an hour."

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On Sunday, Bale helped Wales qualify for their first World Cup finals in 64 years with a win 1-0 over Ukraine at the Cardiff City Stadium.

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