The allure of Manchester United is hinged equally on their prominence in the game as well as the sheer stubbornness they often employ in seeing their desired transfers through, even if the pursuit lasts years.
In the case of Gareth Bale, one can never be sure of the actual time frame of the speculations, with the player’s exit from Spurs to Real Madrid starting the link to Old Trafford.
Over the summer, Mourinho openly admitted a desire to purchase the Welshman, before seeing it collapse. However, this alleged latest development is bound to have the fans excited yet again.
The reason is obvious, as the 28-year-old has seen a sizable drop from the pecking order, and under Zinedine Zidane, his appearances seem more and more likely to be dwindling.
However, the same source added that as it stands, a major disagreement exists between the clubs over the price tag for the highly rated yet injury-prone attacker.
United are willing to splash only about £53 million for him, while Los Blancos are demanding £80 million, which is near to the then world record fee that got him to the Spanish capital from Tottenham.
The wide-man’s time has been heavily shadowed by injuries, which makes even the steady interest from United seem somewhat questionable.
While his talent is of no doubt, at his age, the amount might seem ill-spent, particularly when younger talents could be purchased for far cheaper a price, and that too with the potential for much more output in the future.
Written by Naveen Kelvin
A writer trying to craft the poetry within football. Purpose in life is to Make Good Art.