Manchester United and Jose Mourinho could have just been handed a huge boost in their pursuit of the world-class Welshman, Gareth Bale. According to Diario Gol, translated via the Daily Star, Madrid president Florentino Perez wants to sell the 28-year-old this summer.
The Spanish media outlet reckons that Perez is putting pressure on Zinedine Zidane to sell the former Tottenham Hotspur man, and both Chelsea and Manchester United are keen on bringing in the world-class left-footer.
Perez wants to make way to bring in Kylian Mbappe of AS Monaco, however, Madrid’s asking price apparently remains a problem for both Chelsea and United.
With the money in modern football, you’d imagine that Bale would probably cost somewhere around the £100million mark, particularly if you consider the fact that Neymar was recently sold to PSG for much more than that.
Would Bale be a great addition? Of course. However, the Red Devils’ board will have to weigh up whether it’s a move that is financially viable, as well as ensuring that it’d benefit us on the football field.
When considering deals like this, you have to take injury records into consideration, and although Bale is a big-time player, he seems to spend far too much time on the treatment table for my liking.