Real Madrid are planning to enter the market with Gareth Bale next summer, as the Welshman is not being considered as someone to take over the baton from talisman Cristiano Ronaldo. Bale suffered an injury-raven campaign last term, and is yet to show his potential this season, after featuring 6 times and scoring a solitary goal.
The 28-year-old record signing for the reigning European champions was jeered by his own club’s fans in their 3-0 Champions League win over Apoel Nicosia in the Champions League this week. And now, it is understood that Real could sell the player, with Manchester United waiting near their wings.
According to Spanish outlet Don Balon, Real are looking for a fee of around £91m in the summer of 2018 for their star player. This sum comes to place, as they feel they could lure rival Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann to the Santiago Bernabeu, as the club plans to activate the Frenchman’s release clause.
United manager Jose Mourinho revealed this summer that the English club is willing to sign Bale, but the Spanish outfit declined any deal.
If Real do manage to sign Griezmann, then United could go in for Bale, whom they are chasing for quite sometime. Although reports suggest that Jose would prefer signing the Frenchman next summer, and offer him the No. 7 jersey.
If Bale does leave Real, the club will want an able replacement, and after missing out on Kylian Mbappe this summer, they will go all out for Griezmann. Although it will be interesting to see whether the Frenchman joins United or Real and therefore leaving Bale’s position in an interesting place.
Written by Rajdeep Saha
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