Real Madrid Wouldn’t Dream Of Selling Gareth Bale To Man Utd This Summer


The past weekend brought us yet another Manchester United/Gareth Bale link. Reports suggest a bid in the region of £86.5m or even as high as £95m will be offered to get the deal done.

To be honest I just can’t see the Premier League giants paying that much for one player, even one as talented as Bale.

Nor do I think that Spanish cracks Real Madrid are actively looking to sell the forward.

Yes the Welshman didn’t enjoy the end to last season in La Liga, as the clubs fans used him as scapegoat to vent their frustrations as the side failed to secure domestic or European titles.

But only a season beforehand was Bale instrumental in helping Los Blancos securing a Copa del Rey final win over bitter rivals Barcelona. Bale also scored the important second goal that helped Real beat city enemies Atletico to win their cherished tenth Champions League title.

The attacker ended the 2013-14 season bagging twenty-two goals and also created sixteen assists. Even last term, considered a bit of a disappointment, Gareth still scored seventeen times in forty-eight appearances.

Real’s new boss Rafa Benitez has stated that Bale is still very much wanted at the Bernabeu and happy to be there too:

“Gareth is a huge player for us and I know that he’s happy,”

I still think, after Cristiano Ronaldo, that the Welshman offers Real more than anyone else when it comes to changing games with sheer ability. If Ronaldo were to suffer a bad injury, it would be Bale that the club looked to for inspiration!

Now had Real wanted to sell Bale or had an inclination that they were going to for a hefty fee, then they’d have brought in a world-class replacement already. That’s how they work. So somebody like Eden Hazard or Marco Reus would have been approached and signed up.

The fact that they’ve been concentrating on goalkeepers and a right-back shows that they aren’t in the mood for another marquee attack-ininded signing.

Replacing legendary goalie Iker Casillas with United’s David de Gea is the main target for president Florentino Perez.

Now Man Utd may try an negotiate a swap deal involving Bale and De Gea but with Real signing Kiko Casillas last month and De Gea’s contract running down next season, Madrid won’t be bullied into doing business that doesn’t suit them.

Egotistical Perez just won’t want Bale going this summer as that will taint his legacy and it will look like the world’s biggest transfer was a flop!

Perez also has a perverse nature when it comes to transfers. He lives off the fact that Real have spent the world’s record for a transfer fee. Does he want to lose that to Man Utd? Even if it means his club receive £90m plus? I doubt it! He enjoys the fact that it seems as though Real constantly pick out Man United’s best talent and then sign them up.

Last summer they sold Manchester United Angel Di Maria for £59.6m but that was only because they already had Bale and had brought in James Rodriguez for €80m. Di Maria arrived at Old Trafford but failed to make the desired impact and is now off to PSG for around £45m.

I honestly think that United will be actively pursuing Barcelona’s Pedro rather than wasting their time chasing a Gareth Bale offer that will never end well for them this summer.

Pedro is believed to have a £22m release clause and that will get the English club an experienced forward who can both score and provide assists. He also works hard for the team, which will please ‘Red Devils’ boss Louis van Gaal, and Pedro will embrace getting more game time on the pitch!

Alas the British media are completely obsessed with Gareth Bale and getting him back to the English Premier League. But they live in denial that he will make a switch back to these shores this summer.

I await to see if I am wrong but I won’t hold my breath!

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