Gareth Bale to Manchester United is a line that several must be tired of reading already. But the very recurring of this speculation surely holds some semblance of truth regarding whether or not the injury-plagued Welshman truly is headed to Old Trafford.
A recent report certainly points the way for the deal to occur, and comes under the backdrop of several more that indicate an unhappy Bale at Real Madrid coupled with Zidane’s alleged desire to get rid of the Welshman to accommodate better and bigger players.
The reports went on to state that the forward will respond in affirmative to Jose Mourinho’s desire to sign him.
However, since it is a Don Balon report, the ‘fully determined to leave’ Bale must be taken with a grain of salt. But besides that, it is clear that the ex-Tottenham man is currently the most expendable member of the Galacticos’ star-studded team.
Always held back by injury and rarely showing a consistent run of form despite magical contributions in the big games, Bale’s exit from Spain certainly appears to be a long time in the making.
Further, with Madrid appearing eager to keep Ronaldo indefinitely, and Benzema falling into the good books of Zidane, Bale is the one most likely to break free of the BBC team.
In fact, reports of a shortlist having players to be sold held the name of Modric too, so a supposed layoff might be on the verge at Los Blancos.
With a host of big names being linked with them, it will be interesting to see who will replace Bale if he does indeed leave.
Written by Naveen Kelvin
A writer trying to craft the poetry within football. Purpose in life is to Make Good Art.