Louis Van Gaal’s pursuit of a ‘Galatico’ may not end with the club’s interest in Barcelona’s Pedro, with fresh reports that the Reds interest in Gareth Bale has been rekindled.
United had been linked with the Real Madrid star earlier this Summer but it appeared the interest had cooled as rumours of Pedro being the main target for Van Gaal surfaced.
It seems United could be back in for Bale though, as the Express notes:
United would like Barcelona’s Pedro, whose release clause is £22 million, to help bolster the squad for a concerted Premier League title challenge but that won’t dampen the urge to bring in former Tottenham flyer Bale.
The club’s new kit suppliers Adidas who are pumping in a staggering £750 million over the next 10 years are also pushing for Wales international Bale to join United.
He is one of the company’s A listers and they believe that Bale and United is the perfect fit in terms of marketing.
It’s difficult to get too excited about more Bale to United rumours until we see something concrete – especially as Rafa Benitez seems to have made the winger feel wanted at Real Madrid once more. It’s a long month to go until the end of the transfer window though, so it’s definitely worth watching to see if Bale still feels happy a few weeks from now and just how determined United are to get him and Real Madrid are to keep him.