Zidane Will Allow Superstar To Join Man Utd If He Gets De Gea In Return

Gareth Bale celebrates after scoring against Espanyol.

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Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale could reportedly be heading towards the exit door at Santiago Bernabeu, if Premier League giants Manchester United agree to let their star goalkeeper David De Gea go in exchange of the Welshman.

Bale has been on Jose Mourinho’s shopping list for quite some time, and now, Real boss Zinedine Zidane is also keen to go through with the sale of the Wales international, but only if Manchester United agree to include De Gea in the deal.

According to Spanish outlet Don Balon, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez also seems to back this move, as he is still determined to capture the Spanish keeper’s signature.

Perez, who missed out on closing a deal for the 26-year-old at the end of the 2015 summer transfer window, is now reported to be eager on signing De Gea, as he looks to take advantage of Jose Mourinho’s interest in Bale.

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However, the European Champions won’t be accepting a straight swap deal, and are expected to also demand a fee for the 28-year-old, as they look to gather funds in order to raid Ligue 1 Champions AS Monaco for their wonderkid Kylian Mbappe.

Manchester United's David De Gea looks dejected.

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Though as claimed by the Spanish outlet, many officials at the Bernabeu are looking at the ongoing events in a very different manner, as they consider Mourinho’s interest in Bale non-genuine.

The two heavyweights will be going head-to-head in the UEFA Super Cup next Tuesday, and many believe that all this could be a maneuver from the Portuguese manager in order to destabilise Zidane’s team ahead of the silverware match-up.

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Written by Sidharth Jindal  

Sports fanatic with a passion for writing (predominantly football) and “Wants to live life to its fullest.” Writes about the Premier League on his personal blog.


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