Jose Mourinho is not too confident of landing Gareth Bale this summer.
The Welsh international, who is easily among the best forwards in the world at the moment, proved as much in the Champions League final in Kiev against Liverpool.
He came off the bench to restore Real Madrid’s lead with a sumptuous overhead kick before firing home from long range to sink Liverpool out of the competition.
However, right after the game, he was quite vocal in his frustrations at the Santiago Bernabeu outfit, where he has failed to make regular starts under Zinedine Zidane.
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After the game, he was quoted as saying: “I need to be playing week in week out and that has not happened this season, for one reason and another. I have to sit down with my agent and take it from there.”
The former most expensive player in world football literally put himself in the transfer market, and that saw all the interested parties, including Jose Mourinho, take notice.
It took no time for reports to emerge that Manchester United are ready to do what it takes to land Bale this summer. However, it is now understood that Mourinho is not sure about whether the club hierarchies chance of making it happen.
English outlet Mirror recently revealed the staggering amounts that Bale will cost United this summer. Real want an astonishing £200m for the Welshman, who is understood to be on a wage package of £650,000-a-week, which is significantly more than what United are paying the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pogba.
His wages will add up to £135m over the period of four years, so United will have to net spend a mammoth £335m on Gareth Bale if they are to land him on a four-year contract.
But the report adds that Mourinho is not sure that the United hierarchy will be ready to spend such insane money on a 29-year old, who is also injury prone.
To add to it, United need to sign a midfielder and a defender this summer, and are close to landing Toby Alderweireld and Fred, with both players set to cost £50m apiece. Therefore, signing Bale now only looks a distant possibility for the English giants.