Manchester United Told They Can Sign Long-Term Target For €101m

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Manchester United have always held the allure of attracting top-notch talent to Old Trafford. However, this ability might not always be an apt one given that the side now boasts of a surplus of attacking talents.

Despite this, one name that has always remained linked with the Red Devils now appears to be ready for the move.

As per El Confidencial, Gareth Bale’s future at Real Madrid is at some doubt after the Spanish giants’ recent take on the Welshman.

Benched during their Champions League second leg victory over PSG, it seems all but certain that the one-time world record transfer is now ripe to change clubs.

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The report added that Bale is ‘transferable’ and cited his agent Jonathan Barnett to be on the lookout for a fresh destination.

One hurdle that any team willing to sign him will face, however, is the enormous price tag that Madrid are attaching to him. At last count, a figure rumored to be in the range of minimum €101 million is what Florentino Perez will accept in order for any deal to go through.

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With Tottenham, despite holding a valuable signing clause, having dropped out of the race to sign him, Manchester United are the sole name left with a hint of signing the forward. However, even that may not go through.

Jose Mourinho may have held a strong interest at the start of this season, but the winter signing of Alexis Sanchez and their lineup of able and young forwards makes it seem very unlikely that Bale will become a Red Devil anytime soon.

To add to this is Mourinho’s insistence that the side will only be looking at a central midfielder in the upcoming window, and the huge price tag attached to Bale can be very well spent there.

Regardless, rumors that refuse to die often have a specialty to them, and it will be interesting to see how this one pans out.

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