Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has spoken to his agent about the next club he wants to play for after his time at the Bernabeu.
The Welsh international is arguably one of the best wingers in world football at the moment, and is an important part of the plans for Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid. However, owing to injuries and lack of form, he is not considered a guaranteed first-choice starter at the club anymore.
And with Zidane planning for a squad overhaul at the end of the season, it is understood that Bale may have to reconsider his future ahead of the summer transfer window.
Having joined Tottenham Hotspur as a youngster from Southampton, Bale went on to make some stupendous performances at the White Hart Lane, which saw him earn a ticket to Real Madrid to play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo a few years ago.
Since the then-record breaking transfer, he has helped them win a number of trophies, and has been impeccable in front of goal, forming one of the deadliest strike partnerships with his fellow attackers in Europe.
However, having made just 26 appearances this season, Bale is unhappy with his situation at the club, and is believed to be ready to quit at the end of the season. And according to reports from Spanish news outlet Don Balon, he has already decided the next club he wants to play for.
The story claims that the 27-year-old has spoken to his agent of his desire to join one of the elite clubs in Europe, and Manchester United are at the top of his favoured destinations.
The Red Devils wanted to sign him under David Moyes before his move to the Spanish capital, but with Jose Mourinho now looking for a first-choice winger, Bale is convinced that a move to Old Trafford could be profitable for both parties.
Written by Aakarsh Bommakanti
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