The former Tottenham Hotspur man is widely regarded as one of the best wingers in world football at the moment. He has been in impeccable form for Real Madrid for quite a while now, and has been an indispensable part of Los Blancos squad for a majority of his stay in Spain.
However, regular injuries have seen him lose his space in the starting XI in the last few games this season, and speculations are rife that he could be looking for an exit this summer.
Long-term suitors Manchester United were already being linked with a move for the 27-year-old, and the English giants have now been now given a huge boost in his pursuit.
According to OK Diario journalist Eduardo Inda, Zidane is pondering over selling Bale for a hefty fee, to try and fund the moves for their own top transfer targets this summer.
He claims that Bale is still in the long-term plans for Zidane, and is expected to the start the Champions League final over Juventus, but a less than impressive game might see him put for sale.
Inda also revealed that AS Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe is the player Zidane wants, and that the French boss is ready to sell Bale not just for the cash, but also to free up space for the youngster in the starting XI.
“Bale will play on Saturday in the European Cup but the club are starting to have doubts about his physique,” said Inda, speaking on Spanish TV show El Chiringuito de Jugones. “I think he’s going to start and play half the game.
“What happens on Saturday could decide his future. The departure of Bale could finance the arrival of Mbappe, for whom Monaco want €130m (£113m).”
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Written by Aakarsh Bommakanti
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