Wednesday 6 May 2015 11:54, UK
Gary Neville believes Chelsea could dominate the Premier League for years to come if they were to sign Gareth Bale from Real Madrid.
After a difficult second season in Spain, there has been speculation that Bale could return to England this summer, with Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea among the potential suitors.
Speaking on Monday Night Football, Neville said the rest of the league should be worried if newly-crowned champions Chelsea managed to land Bale ahead of United or City.
“There's one player touted about possibly coming available this summer, and that's Bale,” he said.
“The talk is he's going to go to one of Manchester City, Manchester United or Chelsea. If he becomes available, if Chelsea win that battle, and say they lost Oscar or Ramires and got him for a net cost of £25million, I think the other teams are in trouble for the next few years, I really do.”
Fellow Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher agreed with Neville, and says that the only target left for Jose Mourinho should be to build his own dominant side over a number of years.
”Everywhere he goes, people always say he only does three years. It's got to the stage where he has been to that many clubs and that many countries, where else could he go?" Carragher said.
“The one thing left for him, to take him to a level maybe like Sir Alex Ferguson, is to be there for a long time, build a whole club in your image, look at the youth set up.
“That's the only one thing he's never done, had that huge period of success at one club.”