Manchester United are being backed up by Zlatan Ibrahimovic to sign their long-term target Gareth Bale.
The Real Madrid superstar was constantly linked with a switch to Old Trafford during the summer, but a deal eventually failed to materialise, as boss Zinedine Zidane was believed to have been keen on re-establishing the ‘BBC’ trio.
However, despite Jose Mourinho claiming importing Bale would be a ‘mission impossible’, Don Balon have reported that his interest could be reignited due to Ibrahimovic’s wish to sign the Welshman as his potential replacement.
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According to the report, the Swede believes the former Tottenham man to be his ideal replacement as a striker option. Whilst the former Barcelona star has hinted at a United exit by next season and a migration to the MLS, his influence could help his side land the stunning signing.
The Wales international, on the other hand, has struggled to keep his Galacticos career from declining due to an injured-blighted period. The pacey wideman returned to action on Wednesday during Los Blancos’ latest Copa del Rey win.
Meanwhile, the Red Devils look in need of a high-profile winged to support Romelu Lukaku. With Jesse Lingard hardly producing consistent outputs, signing the 28-year-old could create the perfect frontline for Mourinho’s squad.
On the other hand, the Galacticos’ former affair with the Premier League giants involving David De Gea could also be a hindrance yet again, and might make the realisation of the signing challenging for the Old Trafford outfit.
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.