The Welshman, who has been on United’s radar since he completed his switch from Tottenham Hotspur to Madrid in 2013, was heavily linked with the Red Devils during this year’s summer transfer window, but a move failed to materialise.
The 28-year-old was mooted to move to Old Trafford in 2016 as well, but instead, Bale went on to sign a contract extension until 2022 with the La Liga giants.
And now, as per Mirror, United are back for the third time in order to attempt a swoop for their long term target. It was claimed by the British daily tabloid that the Old Trafford side “will make a third attempt to sign Bale, with the Real Madrid star set to be available next summer.”
The Wales international has been unlucky in the fitness department, as he has suffered a series of injuries which have kept him out for the majority of his career at the Bernabeu.
Bale has missed two-thirds of the last 60 matches for Los Blancos, which has frustrated his employers to such an extent, that it is all but certain that the player will be pushed towards the exit door next summer.
Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho remains keen on landing the winger, who is currently out of action because of a calf problem.
However, contrary reports state that Spurs’ chairman Daniel Levy insists on activating a “first option buy-back clause that expires in summer 2019” to re-sign their former talisman.
While there remains a chance of a dramatic Tottenham return, the major flaw lies in the wide-man’s former side’s wage structure, which is lower than that of Man Utd.
Furthermore, the Old Trafford faithful believe that the fragile superstar would improve considerably in terms of fitness under the Special One, who is willing to “fight with the other coaches who would like to have him on their team”.
Written by Sidharth Jindal
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