Bale would struggle to adapt to Liverpool’s pressing style

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has rejected a move to Liverpool in what was a proposed swap deal involving Mohamed Salah, according to Don Balon.

What’s the story?

A day does not seem to go by when the Wales international is not linked to a return to the Premier League.

Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur tend to be the main clubs mentioned in the transfer gossip pages, but now Liverpool have emerged.

According to Don Balon, Real president Florentino Perez was keen on securing a deal that would see Salah move to the Bernabeu and Bale switch to Anfield.

However, the Welshman rejected the deal as he would only consider leaving Madrid for his former club Tottenham, where he spent six years before joining Los Blancos in 2013.

Would he even fit in at Liverpool?

Given that Bale was the most expensive footballer in the world not that long ago, it seems odd to suggest that he would not fit into a team.

However, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp likes his teams to press and close down opponents, which could prove to be an issue for Bale due to his injury problems.

This season alone, the 28-year-old has struggled with calf injuries and hamstring problems, which has limited the attacker to just 16 La Liga starts.

In total, Bale has made 28 appearances in all competitions and has still managed to score 13 goals and produce four assists, but a deal would not be worth losing Salah for.