Last summer window, that deal made much headway, with Jose Mourinho coming out in public regarding his intention to purchase the stellar forward.
Spanish outlet Don Balon has now reported that Real Madrid sanctioned a deal for the departure of the 28-year-old. (January)
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This comes as a result of Mourinho being able to convince the United board to bankroll a reported £90 million fee.
This is not as simple as it might seem, as the player himself had no intention of joining Old Trafford, and was keen on working towards quality football in the La Liga instead.
However, the player has since found himself on the receiving end of the typical Bernabeu boos, when Madrid suffered a 2-2 setback against Valencia.
Furthermore, with the likes of Marco Asensio, Toni Kroos, and Luka Modric exhibiting utterly stunning displays, Bale might potentially be doomed to minutes on the bench in the season to come.
If he were to make the switch to Manchester, however, he can be assured of first team starts as they are more than willing to accept a quality winger.
Moreover, with Mourinho himself stating the deal to be over just days after admitting interest, experts have since seen the act as brain games being played by the Portuguese boss, in an attempt to unsettle the Spanish side ahead of their UEFA Super Cup encounter.
Clearly, it wasn’t an effective strategy, as the Reds were thumped 2-1 by the reigning European champions.
Despite all the speculation, supporters on both sides will now have to wait until January, when the transfer window reopens, to see how this saga shall culminate. Will the red jersey and the illustrious no.7 find the back of Bale, or shall he be doomed to more ups and downs with Los Blancos?
Written by Naveen Kelvin
A writer trying to craft the poetry within football. Purpose in life is to Make Good Art.