According to England based media outlet The Daily Star, Manchester United manager José Mourinho has marked Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale as a priority target.
As the transfer window closes in a few days, the battle for Bale, according to the Daily Star, is expected to begin in the next transfer window.
Bale began his career in the youth academy of English club Southampton. On 17th April 2006, at the age of 16 years and 275 days, he became the second youngest player ever to play for Southampton.
On 25th May 2007, Bale signed a four-year deal with North London club Tottenham Hotspurs, with Spurs paying an initial £5 million for Bale, potentially rising to £10 million based on appearances and success.
After enduring a difficult start to his Tottenham career, Bale overcame his difficulties and became Tottenham’s most influential player before he left. He made 203 appearances for Spurs and scored 55 goals.
On 1 September 2013, Spanish giants Real Madrid announced that they had reached an agreement for the transfer of the Welsh winger, signing a six-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
The Spanish press reported that Bale had cost £77 million (€91 million), while the British press reported a world record fee at that time of £85.3 million (€100 million), which would be above Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer record fee of £80 million (€94 million).
Bale has, so far, made 125 appearances for Real Madrid and has scored 60 goals. He has been an important member of the side that won two Champion League trophies in three years.
Madrid want to tie him down with a new 5-year deal, as they offer the Welshman a lucrative £12m a year.
If Manchester United do sign the Madrid man, he’ll become the most expensive player with a £100m fee, toppling Paul Pogba’s transfer.
Manchester United believe that Adidas will aid them in the capture of Bale, as they did during the signing of Pogba from Juventus.