Gareth Bale has asked Manchester United to sign him this summer, as per reports from various media sources in Spain. Ed Woodward, United’s CEO has been monitoring the Welshman’s situation at Real Madrid for a few months and is reportedly very interested in bringing him to Old Trafford.
The 28-year-old was a world record signing for Real Madrid in the summer of 2014 but has failed to live up to his potential. Limited playing time, injuries and operating as a second fiddle to Ronaldo has seen him fail to raise his level despite winning 4 Champions League titles in 5 years. Right after this year’s final, in which he scored a brace that included a spectacular bicycle kick goal, he made it clear that he was eager to move away from the Bernabeu in an attempt to “play more regularly.”
Bayern Munich is also, apparently interested in signing him but his colossal wage demands have put them off. Right now, United is probably the only club who can afford him and if he fits well and manages to ward off injuries, he will be an excellent option for Jose Mourinho. Bale will bring pace and quality to the United attack and will be an excellent service provider for in-form striker Romelu Lukaku. Moreover, his tendency to cut in and score goals as well as his mastery over long-range shots will be a valuable asset for the English club.
Former Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane was ready to sell him but following his sudden resignation, President Florentino Perez however, has refused to let him go now. Apparently, the club is keen to get the thoughts of however they appoint next before they take a decision on Bale’s future. Keep watching this space for more news and updates throughout the transfer window.