This one has been hanging around like a very nice smell for some time.
But the ever increasing revenues of The Premier League, twinned with the perception in Spain of the player in question, means that a deal could be closer than ever for Manchester United.
ESPN has reported that Real Madrid are preparing to offload one of their major stars next summer and Manchester United could be the grateful recipients:
‘….sources said that United have shifted their focus from Ronaldo to Bale, and for the first time received significant encouragement that a signing could be possible.’
‘Bale is more open to a move to United than ever before, mostly because of ongoing struggles to fully adapt to the team or the city. Sources say that, while Bale has not been ostracised at the Bernabeu, he has very few teammates who are in any way close to him and he has struggled to build relationships with key players.’
Bale’s record at Real Madrid is excellent by Premier League standards. He has scored 41 in 99 games form wide positions (although he has played through the middle t times recently) and has 19 goals in 54 games for a resurgent Wales at international level.
But he has suffered a stop start campaign this season due to injury and has played just 7 times, scoring twice.
We think that Manchester United have a very good chance of signing the player next summer – particularly if Real Madrid have an average season.
With Ronaldo now in his thirties and Karim Benzema having been at El Bernabeu for 7 years we may be about to see a signing spree of unprecedented size by Madrid next summer – and that could mean Bale to Manchester United.
We certainly think that his athletic and swashbuckling style is more suited to The Premier League. But that experience that he has gleaned in La Liga can only make him a better player if he does return to England.
Let’s see some of his better moments in recent times.
Manchester United fans: a doable deal?