Manchester United, Spurs battle for Bale Signature after desire to leave Bernabeu
As per the latest reports going on in the media, Manchester United are not going to meet the asking price of Jadon Sancho and are now switching attention to signing Gareth Bale from Real Madrid.
According to an exclusive story covered by The Sun, the Red Devils will not meet Dortmund’s huge asking price of £108 million to lure the England international and Solskjaer is not against bringing in a proven Premier League player like Bale.
The renowned British source have mentioned that Man United are ready to offer a deal to sign the £33.8 million-a-year player (£650,000-a-week). It is stated that the PL giants want to lure the 31-year-old, whose current contract will expire in 2022, on a one year loan and with the option to extend for a further year.
In that setup, the Welsh international would take a pay cut and both the Old Trafford club and Real Madrid would contribute to his wages. Ideally, the Los Blancos would like to get rid of him on permanent basis this summer and The Sun claim that the Spanish champions want £18.5 million from his sale.
Bale moved to the Bernabeu in 2013 from White Hart Lane for a then-world record fee of £87.5million, and has gone on to win an array of major honours, including four Champions League titles. He scored the decisive goals to win the Copa Del Rey vs Barcelona and the UEFA Champions League vs Atletico Madrid.
He also scored the decisive goal in 2018 in the CL final against Liverpool and was awarded with the Man of the Match prize. So, we know that the former Spurs star is a top quality player.
However, his injury record (Transfermarkt) is not good and last season, he did not play regular first team football under the management of Zinedine Zidane. He has fallen out of favour under Zinedine Zidane, however, and is now seeking a move back to the Premier League.
In a related development, former employers Tottenham are close to agreeing a sensational double deal with Real Madrid to re-sign Gareth Bale on loan, as well as the Welshman’s teammate Sergio Reguilon on a permanent basis.
Bale’s representative, Jonathan Barnett, recently revealed that the 31-year-old forward wanted to return to the Premier League side, where he enjoyed a successful six-year spell between 2007 and 2013.
Barnett, the forward’s long-term agent, confirmed on Tuesday that discussions were ongoing regarding a potential move. Personal terms will now need to be agreed with Bale before the deal can be finalised.