Manchester United come into their last big game the season with reports swelling about their summer of transfer activity.
In huge football news, The Sunday Times reports that Gary Bale has decided to call time on his Spanish conquest after two seasons at Real Madrid.
Welshman is angling for a return to the league where he made his name as his suitors line up in anticipation
The Welshman’s representatives have promised to bring the Madrid president, Florentino Perez, a profit on the £85m his club paid Tottenham for Bale two summers ago should he sanction a deal.
And The Observer suggests that Manchester United also want to sign Paul Pogba from Juventus:
Signing Paul Pogba and keeping David de Gea are Louis van Gaal’s priorities
Pogba is available and The Observer has learned Van Gaal is free to pursue his purchase despite Sir Alex Ferguson allowing the 22-year-old to leave for free in the summer of 2012.
With up to £150m available, which would take the manager’s spending to £300m in 12 months, the Dutchman has the finance to meet Juve’s €100m (£71.5m) valuation of Pogba,
With these two in the team Manchester United would once more have the fear factor that they retained for most of Sir Alex’s tenure at the club. Letting Pogba go for peanuts in 2012 was a huge error but that doesn’t seem to have cooled Manchester United’s interest in the player and he has the sort of dynamism that the midfield so lacks in Michael Carrick’s absence.
As for Bale, he has proven Premier League class and the idea of pairing him with Memphis Depay on the other side will frighten the life out of many an opponent.
With Manchester United now in The Champions League next season United fans can sit back and enjoy what is bound to be an exciting summer in the transfer market.