WAYNE ROONEY has warned his old club Manchester United to forget bringing in ‘Galactico’ Gareth Bale – and focus on getting SIX up-and-coming stars.
Along with Bale, United have been linked with Ajax defender Matthijs De Ligt and Portugal’s £106million-rated sensation Joao Felix.
Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly and Paris Saint-Germain full-back Thomas Meunier have also been on their radar.
But Rooney has told boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that any £100m-plus marquee signings will not help him with his massive rebuilding job in the long run.
The former England captain said: “I don’t think bringing one or two players in for over £100million is going to really help with the squad and the players who are there.
“I think he needs to try and look at maybe five or six players who have got potential to be top players but you’re not spending £120, £130million on these players.
“I think you spend £30million, £40million and then try to improve them, which will also give you longevity out of the players and allow you to build a squad around the five or six new players that come in, plus a few of the players who are still there.
“You could bring Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos and Messi in, or Gareth Bale for instance, and it’s going to cost you £300m, £350million (for) which you’d get what?
“Maybe two years out of Ronaldo, a couple of years out of Ramos and then you’ve written that money off.”