Manchester United have long been linked to being a potential destination for Gareth Bale and it seems the English club are finally going to make a move this summer. The club is monitoring Bale’s situation at Real Madrid and is willing to sign him ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo.
United CEO Ed Woodward has long been an admirer of Bale and after his sensational performance in the Champions League final in Kyiv a few weeks back, he is determined to sign the 28-year old forward. Manager Jose Mourinho is also a fan of the Welshman, who expressed his desire to leave the Los Galacticos after scoring a brace in the final against Liverpool.
Interestingly, Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has also signalled that his time at the club has come to an end. However, Woodward and the United board have no intent to sign him back, being well-aware of the fact that the Portuguese forward is both in his 30s and has previously used this ploy to increase his weekly wages at the Bernabeu.
On the other hand, signing Gareth Bale would be a real statement by Manchester United. The former Spurs man was almost a United player last summer but he backed off at the last moment, eager to prove his credentials in the colours of Real Madrid. His performance in the final helped him do just that. As such, it is likely that Madrid president Florentino Perez will be asking a sum of above 100 million pounds for him, it should not be too much for the Old Trafford outfit, who is one of the wealthiest clubs in the world.
The Red Devils are screaming for a world class right winger and Bale’s arrival will fill that specific void. He is also likely to form a brilliant partnership with Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku and will bring a real variety to the attack. It will also be a very commercially viable move and will please United’s investors at the New York Stock Exchange. Keep watching this space for more.