Man United may find themselves unable to afford the signing of Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale.
The Welshman wrote his name in the history books last weekend, as he scored two sensational goals past Liverpool in the Champions League final to help the Galacticos win their 13th European title by the scoreline of 3-1.
His post-match antics were notable as well, as he publicly admitted that his future in the Spanish capital is far from secure, and that he would soon be sitting down with his representatives to discuss what his best course of action would be.
The 28-year-old has since been linked with an exit from the Bernabeu, with Manchester United being labeled as his most likely destination. The Reds have expressed their interest in his services on multiple occasions, with Jose Mourinho being a big fan of the speedster.
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However, despite both parties supposedly eager to join forces this summer, newly emerging reports (via Sports Mole) have indicated that this deal could fail to materialise, simply due to the fact that United may be unable to afford it.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has always been an admirer of the Wales international, which is why a massive price tag of £200 million has been slapped on the forward.
Moreover, Los Blancos intend to sell Bale for nothing less that their set evaluation, as they require the aforementioned sum to fund their own pursuit of Neymar, who is believed to be unhappy at Paris Saint-Germain.
Apart from Bale’s high value, he is also contracted to Real for 4 more years, with his current salary being £650,000-per-week. Therefore, United will have to cough up an extra £120m, which will take the player’s overall price up to £320m.
To add to the Red Devils’ dilemma is the fact that the wide-man will boast of very little resale value upon the completion of his tenure at Manchester United, thereby giving the Premier League outfit no scope of generating a potential profit in the future.
Therefore, all in all, United just cannot afford to sign Bale this summer, unless they include the likes of Anthony Martial, or Real’s long-term target David De Gea in the deal, in order to get the former Tottenham star for a discounted fee.