Welshman Gareth Bale could be a Manchester United player next season, according to a report in The Guardian.
The website’s deputy sports editor Barry Glendenning has claimed that the Real Madrid galactico is likely to be at Old Trafford next season.
Glendenning made his comment during a discussion about Real Madrid’s interest in the French League champion on the newspaper’s Football Weekly podcast.
“I am convinced Bale will be a Manchester United player at the start of next season,” he stated.
Bale had an injury-hit campaign last term for Real, as he managed just 27 appearances in all competitions. The former Tottenham Hotspur star was also left out of the starting XI for the UEFA Champions League final against Juventus.
Reports claim that Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane would consider selling Bale to create room for France’s Mbappe. The Monaco star too has shown his interest in moving to Europe’s most successful club, saying he would deny any other approach in favour of Zidane’s team.
Bale moved to Real from Spurs in 2013 and has gone on to make 150 appearances for the Spanish giants. He has won 3 Champions League and 1 La Liga title at the Bernabeu.
United are currently in talks with Real for a deal involving Alvaro Morata, as Jose Mourinho’s side aims to snap up the forward this term with just a fee left to be agreed.
Written by Rajdeep Saha
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