Capturing Gareth Bale Would Be Icing On Jose’s Man United Cake

It looks increasingly likely that Real Madrid are going to go all out this summer in their bid to sign young French sensation Kylian Mbappe from AS Monaco.

Madrid’s pursuit could cost them anything between £160m – £173m depending on what report you read. That has led to speculation that Real could be ready to offload Gareth Bale.

English Premier League side Manchester United have been the club linked with a move for Bale all summer and it now looks as though a deal could be made.

It would make sense for United to enquire about the Welshman’s availability as he could be the difference maker that takes the Old Trafford club from being title contenders to triumphant top flight champions!

Be in no doubt if they can sign Bale, then they’d be getting a bonafide world-class forward.

In his four seasons in Spain, Gareth has scored sixty-seven goals and created at least forty-one assists. He has helped Los Blancos to two Champions League titles and a La Liga winners medal too.

Bale can play anywhere in the frontline and Jose Mourinho would enjoy having that versatility in his squad. He’d also offer strength, speed and a directness that would terrorise teams up and down the land.

The Welsh internationalist obviously also has experience in England’s top flight. In his last season with Tottenham Hotspur, Bale scored over twenty league goals and won various player of the year awards. I’d imagine that he’d easily settle into life at Old  Trafford.

Why would he want to leave Real? 

Well that’s a very good question. A lot depends on Mbappe and if the teenager arrives at the Bernabeu this summer.

If Mbappe signs up and then Real boss Zinedine Zidane takes Gareth to one side explaining to the forward that the new signing will take Bale’s place in the team, then I can see the Welsh star re-evaluating his life in the Spanish capital.

I also wonder if the Neymar factor might dawn on Bale too. Neymar was always living in Lionel Messi’s shadow at Barcelona, the same could be said at Madrid for Bale with Cristiano Ronaldo always being seen as the main man. It’s often been speculated that Bale and Ronaldo enjoy a somewhat frosty relationship and that has seen the Real fans back their Portuguese superstar rather than Gareth.

If he moves to Manchester United, he’d be on par with the likes of Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku. Produce many a match winning performance and win titles with the Red Devils and he’ll get much of the glory!

Would Real Madrid really want to sell him? 

Another good question and again a lot will depend on Zizou I suspect.

If the Frenchman doesn’t see Bale as a regular starter then the club might see it as an ideal opportunity to cash in and get their £90m back before they see that investment suffer.

They will also have to balance the books if they sign Mbappe for £160m plus. But in that regard they’ve already sold Danilo and Alvaro Morata plus they’ve loaned out James Rodrigues to Bayern Munich. Collectively that’s seen an income of around £100m come into the coffers and freed up a sizeable chunk from their wage budget. So I’m not sure they really need the full £90m that selling Bale would give them.

What could be interesting would be the La Liga champions negotiation tactics.

It has been said that Real and United haven’t enjoyed a cordiale friendship as of late.

The Champions League winners have long admired United goalkeeper David De Gea. Their constant attempts to purchase the Spanish goalie have been repeatedly refused by the Premier League outfit.

United then wanted Morata earlier in the summer but Real wouldn’t budge from their £75m asking price. Mourinho, instead of paying that figure, signed Lukaku from Everton for £75m. Chelsea then signed Morata for a reported £65m fee.

Can the two come together and do a deal? Will Real want De Gea factored into any move? Would Jose accept that? 

Some big questions that still need answered.

One thing is sure in my mind is that Gareth Bale would be a huge signing for Man United if he were to become available and it could be a signing that hands them a Premier League title!

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