Manchester United are ready to get serious in their attempts to sign Gareth Bale from Real Madrid as Jose Mourinho urges club higher-ups to offer a sensational £500,000-a-week deal in order to lure him over to Old Trafford.
Eyeing the Welsh winger for a long time, the United boss has decided to step up his efforts to make this deal happen. Moreover, there have been recently constant reports suggesting Bale’s departure from the Spanish capital, amid links to the Premier League giants.
Ironically, the Red Devils seemed to have cooled down their interests in the Welshman after losing to the Galacticos in the Super Cup, and came to the conclusion of Bale being an important figure in boss Zinedine Zidane’s plans, as evident from his vital involvement in the match.
However, after failing to reach an agreement with Inter Milan for long-term target Ivan Perisic, the United manager is yet again contemplating the Welsh international’s arrival to Manchester. And, according to the Sun, the Portuguese believes a £500,000-a-week pay cheque might be enough to offer an irresistible appeal.
Meanwhile, the former Tottenham man is enjoying his time at the Santiago Bernabeu, but Zidane’s constant refusal of speaking about Bale’s future only adds further doubt to the situation.
Real thrived on the pitch even in Bale’s absence, as Los Blancos secured a Champions League and La Liga double last season. Moreover, the French manager preferred Isco over Bale even when he was fully fit, with even Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly wanting the Spaniard to start with him in the Champions League final.
Nevertheless, Jose Mourinho will be keen on bringing more goalscorers to Manchester after failing to register a fair amount of goals last season. Bale would certainly serve that purpose, and would be an incredible addition to the current United squad.
Written by Ashish Sreejith
Have had two addictions in life- playing football and watching football. Usually described as introverted but not when it comes to speaking and writing about the beautiful game of football.