Manchester United have been linked with Real Madrid star Gareth Bale for quite some time and now the Welsh international is once again in the focus.
Duncan Castles covered a story on The Sunday Times earlier in the day and stated that the Los Blancos want to sign Pogba from the Red Devils. The Spanish giants do not want a straight cash deal, instead, club president, Perez, is looking to send one or more of his players to Old Trafford in order to sign the French midfielder.
In such a scenario, the renowned journalist has claimed that Real Madrid could offer Bale, so that Zidane does not have to deal with the discontent attacker. Other names in the form of Rodriguez, Hernandez and Navas are also mentioned in the report but our focus is on the former Spurs star.
At Tottenham Hostpur, Bale was world class and back in 2013, Real opted to pay their club record fee to lure him. In his first season at the Bernabeu, he was brilliant.
He scored decisive goals to help Real win the Copa Del Rey and their 10th Champions League title. However, his form has consistently dipped. Moreover, he has spent a lot of time on the treatment table as well.
In the recently concluded campaign, Bale featured in 29 league games and scored just 8 goals. In the last three league games, Zidane did not even use the 29-year-old star and therefore, it will not come as any surprise to see him leave this summer.
At Old Trafford, Solskjaer lacks quality and depth in the attacking department and I think, none of the club’s current attackers are as good as the Welshman.
A fit Gareth Bale has the ability to single-handedly win a contest. Last year, he scored a spectacular bicycle kick goal and a long range strike to help Real beat Liverpool in the Champions League final. He deservedly won the MOTM prize for his display.
So, he has what it takes to largely amplify the quality at Manchester United. The major issue though is his price tag. Last month, Spanish outlet AS reported that Real want 130 million euros (£115million) to sell Bale. I do not think that United should opt to splash the above mentioned fee for someone, who has been out of form lately and will turn 30 next month.