Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been tipped to launch a bid for Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale, should he pursue a fresh challenge away from the Bernabeu this summer.
Back in August 2017, Mourinho suggested that he could fight to pursue Bale’s signature, should Los Blancos decide to offload him but the Welshman ultimately stayed put with the European champions.
Nonetheless, he has opened up the possibility of a summer exit this time around after admitting he would like to be playing every week under the tutelage of Zinedine Zidane.
According to The Guardian, Mourinho is not concerned by Bale’s injury record over the past 24 months and he could seek to sign the Welshman, should he decide to leave the Capital outfit.
Bale was restricted to a combined 23 starts in the Spanish La Liga and Champions League last term and over this period, Zidane has opted for the likes of Karim Benzema, Isco and Marco Asensio ahead of him.
As such, the Welshman has admitted that he would discuss the possibility of an exit with his representative and it will be interesting to see whether United are prepared to break the back for the forward.
United have certainly lacked the presence of an out-of-out right-winger in their ranks but buying Bale for his £80m price tag could be regarded as a huge risk with his frequent injury concerns of late.