We touched on Bale as No. 10 a few weeks ago but I think this is an interesting idea. It would allow Bale to just make the left side his own and he and Marcelo would be a tough duo to compete with. I think being on the left would reduce him to being more of a crosser/passer/assister than the goal-threat he, and presumably Benitez, wants him to be. He started off the season playing as a No. 10 so we’ll see how that works out.