European giants Manchester United are all set to renew their interest in signing Real Madrid star man Gareth Bale in the upcoming summer transfer window, according to El Confidencial.
Gareth Bale was previously linked with a transfer to Manchester United back in the summer of 2013, thanks to the amazing season he had with Tottenham, which saw him win both the PFA Players’ Player of the Year and the Young Player of the Year Awards for the 2012–13 season.
However, the Welshman rejected the offer to join David Moyes’ United side, and instead signed with Spanish giants Real Madrid on a six-year deal for an undisclosed fee, which was believed to be around £85.3 million (€100 million) – a new world record transfer fee.
The 26-year-old has since enjoyed a good spell at the La Liga club, winning two UEFA Champions League titles, one FIFA Club World Cup, one UEFA Super Cup, and one Copa del Rey title. Bale not only won the Champions League for the second time in three seasons this year, but also performed brilliantly on an individual level in the Spanish league, scoring 19 goals in 23 appearances.
His performances have led Manchester United to renew their interest in securing his services, as per the reports in Spain. According to El Confidencial, the Red Devils’ new boss Jose Mourinho is looking to sign Gareth Bale this summer, despite the absence of Champions League football at Old Trafford next season.
Furthermore, as per Spanish journalist Kike Marin, Bale is supposedly ‘eager to return to the Premier League’, and United are ready to offer the Wales international a way out of Spain by making an offer worth €120 million for his services. However, the deal will only take place if the player himself insists on a transfer back to England, as Los Blancos’ top officials still believe Bale to be the successor of Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid.
Marin was quoted as saying: ‘Without the strong will of Gareth Bale, rather than leave Real Madrid to return to the Premier, the operation is unthinkable.’