The former Wales midfielder believes his compatriot needs to leave Tottenham.
Manchester United boss David Moyes should break the bank to sign Gareth Bale this, according to Robbie Savage.
Other than young Uruguayan full-back Guillermo Varela, the former Everton chief has yet to make a senior acquisition since taking over the Old Trafford reins from Sir Alex Ferguson, while Tottenham continue to fend off the advances of Real Madrid for Bale.
The Wales winger has become embroiled in the customary summer transfer saga and looks certain to leave White Hart Lane after Madrid submitted a world record bid to bring him to the Spanish capital.
But Savage feels United should enter the race for Bale and believes he would create a devastating attacking force alongside Robin Van Persie and Wayne Rooney, should the England striker stay at the club.
“If I was United, I would offer £85million for Bale,” the former midfielder told the Daily Mail.
“And if they kept Rooney that would almost certainly hand United the title. It’s a no-brainer for me.
“With Bale, Robin van Persie and Rooney playing together in the same team, you have to fancy United for the Champions League as well.”
Bale is unlikely to feature for Spurs before the transfer deadline closes on September 2, but Savage is convinced he should take a chance and leave the north London club for the Premier League champions should his proposed switch to Madrid not come to fruition.
“Spurs aren’t in the Champions League so Bale should take his opportunity,” Savage added. “What if he has a bad season? What if he gets injured?
“The chance to sign for a big club doesn’t come every day. Spurs have bought very well this summer, but they are not going to challenge for the title.”