Gareth Bale is reportedly set to be the major casualty in Real Madrid’s pursuit of Kylian Mbappe.
Bale has been linked with moves away from Los Blancos for quite a while now, and reports suggest that this could finally be the summer where he ends his spell in Spain.
Real are currently favourites to sign Kylian Mbappe, and Zinedine Zidane has already spoken the Monaco starlet to convince him to join the Champions League winners.
However, if there is to be room for him to be a regular starter at the club, one of the club’s current key forwards must be sacrificed as a result. Out of Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo and Bale, it is the Welshman who appears most likely to be axed, according to L’Equipe (via AS).
The 27-year-old’s season was blighted by a series of constant niggling injuries, and as a result, he was restricted to only 19 appearances.
Mbappe on the other hand, burst on to the scene for Monaco last season and starred for the French giants, playing a crucial role in their surprising run in the Champions League, where they made it all the way to the semi-finals before losing out to eventual runners-up Juventus.
Mbappe has a massive price tag on his head, and it would take a world record bid from Real to convince his club to let him leave the Stade Louis II.
Cristiano Ronaldo has threatened to leave Spain after being accused of defrauding the tax authorities, but it is unlikely that he will leave the club. Therefore, selling Bale would provide the funds that Real need to sign the exciting teenager, and they will take the chance to cut ties with the winger if it comes down to it.
Should they decide to let go of the Welshman, Manchester United will be waiting with open arms. Jose Mourinho is keen on signing a winger, and Bale would be the perfect fit. The Red Devils have been admirers of the winger for quite some time now, and posses the funds to pay the price that Real will demand for him.
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