Gareth Bale urges Cristiano Ronaldo to remain at Real Madrid

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Gareth Bale has urged Cristiano Ronaldo not to quit Real Madrid after the superstar was heavily linked with a summer move to former club Manchester United.

Welshman Bale wants to see the World Player of the Year remain at the club.

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World's greatest 

The pair cost a combined total of £166 million and despite many claiming it would be difficult for them to play together, Bale has settled in well, contributing assists for Ronaldo, as well as scoring his fair share of goals - most notably in the Champions League final against city rivals Atletico in May.

The Portuguese star has scored an incredible 190 goals in just 171 appearances for the Spanish giants and Bale is hoping he will stay and add to his tally.

Bale told the Daily Express: "Should Ronaldo go to Manchester United? Definitely not.

"He's shown what a world-class player he is, year after year, scoring the goals. Obviously as players we wouldn't want to see Ronaldo leave. Of course we want to see him stay at Real Madrid."

Bale returning to Premier League?

Bale is the latest player to be linked with a move to Louis van Gaal's attacking force but he insists he wants to remain with the current Champions League holders.

"I signed a six-year deal last year so I don't really think so," he added.

Welsh hopes

Both players are on international duty with their respected countries this week, and the world's most expensive player insists qualifying for Euro 2016 with Wales would be on-par with lifting the Champions League with Madrid. 

Wales host Bosnia and Herzegovina in their second game of Group B after their narrow 2-1 victory away at Andorra in the first round of games.

Bale added: "It would be right up there. I want to make history with Wales and qualify for a major tournament.

"Hopefully we can do it."

The Dragons have not qualified for a major tournament for 58 years and many believe this is their best opportunity to do so.

With the likes of Bale and Aaron Ramsey in their side, they have two top-class players, both of whom could help them bridge the gap between missing out and qualification - particularly as three teams qualify from each group now.

Ronaldo's Portugal have a friendly away to France.

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