Gareth Bale urged to make Rangers move as Scotland has "the best golf courses"

Gareth Bale has brushed off any talk over retirement after firing Wales to their first World Cup since 1958 – and he has now been urged to follow teammate Aaron Ramsey in joining Rangers.

The former Real Madrid and Tottenham forward has kept his cards close to his chest since his nine-year spell in La Liga came to an end with their recent Champions League triumph.

Bale has been tipped to retire ahead of his 33rd birthday had Wales not beaten Ukraine to qualify for the 2022 World Cup, but he admitted that any retirement plans had been pushed back by their victory.

Rangers icon Ally McCoist has now given his thoughts on where Bale should go next, urging his former club to use the golfing facilities in Scotland to their advantage.

Bale, who had a three hole golf course built in his back garden in Spain, is an unapologetic lover of the sport and once received a backlash over the flag that suggested he was less concerned about Real Madrid than his hobby.

If Bale is going to decide his future based on local golf courses, Rangers' Ibrox sits under two hours from St Andrews by car, an hour and a half from Muirfield and an hour from Turnberry among others.

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

"Listen, he's at a stage in his life where 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."

After having a hand in the goal that booked Rob Page and his side a spot at the World Cup finals, Bale told Sky Sports: "Yeah the result is the greatest result in the history of Welsh football.

"We're all ecstatic, you can see it with the fans, we're going to the World Cup."

Adding when asked if he was delaying retirement: "For a little bit!"

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