GARETH BALE has been offered a free season ticket at Ice Hockey club Cardiff Devils should he complete a sensational move to his hometown club.

The Wales captain, 32, raised hopes of a free transfer to the Championship side after meeting Bluebirds boss Steve Morison on Wednesday.

Now the Devils, who are third in the elite hockey league, have promised Bale a free ticket on the ice rink in the Welsh capital.

Brian Parker, Devils co-owner, tweeted: “To help our local football club, @cardiffdevils would be happy to offer a free season ticket to @GarethBale11 if he signs with @CardiffCityFC.

“I think it’s time for you to return home.”

Bale, who has also been linked with the Premier League and America’s MLS, is set to make a decision on his future in the near future but no deal has been done yet.

The forward – currently on a post-season holiday – left Real Madrid after his nine-year contract expired in Spain this month.

Bale visited Cardiff’s training ground in the Vale of Glamorgan – which is shared with Wales – on Wednesday for a physio session.

He is desperate to be in top form when he leads Wales in November at the Qatar World Cup.

Apart from Cardiff, Bale has been linked with moves to Jose Mourinho’s Roma, PL side Southampton and Europa League finalists Rangers.

Bale won 19 trophies during his nine years with Los Blancos, including five Champions League titles, including two goals from the bench in the 2018 final against Liverpool which included a stunning overhead kick.

The Welshman scored 106 goals and created 67 goals in 258 appearances for the Spanish giants.

He joined them from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013 for a world record transfer fee of £86 million.


By Raufs