Mourinho To Replace Martial With Former Premier League Winger
Gareth Bale’s future at Real Madrid is a subject of the unknown, as he is continuously being linked with a move away from the Bernabeu, with Manchester United being reported as his likely destination.
Last summer, Jose Mourinho expressed his desire to sign the Welshman, only for Real to snub any advancements taking place.
Bale stayed back, and despite featuring in 34 games this season, wherein he has netted 15 goals, the former Spurs player is still not a regular choice for manager Zinedine Zidane, who continues to bench him for the important matches, especially in the Champions League.
Bale was replaced at half-time for an awful showing against Juventus in the second leg of their Champions League encounter at the Bernabeu, and reports stated his days at the club to be numbered.
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According to a latest report in Spanish outlet El Bernabeu, the Old Trafford club is believed to be in pole position to sign Bale in the summer, and send Anthony Martial the opposite way.
The report adds that Bale is frustrated at Real for not being given opportunities in vital matches at large, and wants to move to England and play under Jose Mourinho.
He is believed to have a value of £63m in the transfer market, and Jose would not mind spending the amount for the talented player.
So where does that leave Martial? The Frenchman isn’t getting regular game time at United off late, especially after the arrival of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal in January 2018.
Martial isn’t sure about the chances he might get in his favourite left-flank position. And with United rich in the attacking quartet, he wants to play for a club where he features often.
Meanwhile, it will be interesting to see what Jose ends up doing, as he feels Martial is a future star here. coupled with the fact that he had also stated that the club will not be in the market for an attacker now that they have got Sanchez.