While there was enough news about Gareth Bale’s potential transfer to United, it didn’t manifest to much. However, the Red Devils have now been handed a huge boost in their pursuit of the Welshman, after Real Madrid President Florentino Perez recently made it clear that no player was unsellable.
While talking to Cadena Ser, Perez conferred that no player’s place in the team is guaranteed, and that anyone could be sold. When asked about Bale’s future, he replied: “Every player is transferable right now and we will see what happens in a year, although I don’t know what’ll happen next year, nobody does.”
Ever since the transfer window opened this year, the Mancunian club was consistently linked with the Madrid speedster. There were rumors that Bale was receptive of making a move to the Premier League as well, and that Manchester United were his favored destination.
A string of poor performances from the Welshman, and Marco Asensio’s prodigal rise to the summit has further put Bale’s place in scrutiny at the Bernabeu.
However, Perez did mention that the wide-man was an integral part of Real Madrid’s all conquering side last season, and that he continues to be one of the best players in the Spanish capital.
The president also spoke about the Man United links, by revealing: “[Bale] is one of the best players we have and we are very pleased with him. There were no offers for him and what Mourinho said about him was just said in a complementary way.”
One thing that seems almost certain to happen from this point is that should Bale fail to impress with his performances this season, he could be offloaded to England straightaway. For him, time seems to be running out at the Spanish capital.
Written by Soumyarendra Barik
Feels that every year is going to be Bayern Munich’s. Started off as a broadcast journalist with NDTV, but his love for writing brings him to the online world. A staunch believer!