Manchester United look to have been given a major boost to their hopes of sealing the transfer of Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale this summer.
This is because, according to Spanish outlet Don Balon, the Wales international’s relationship with new Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui has got off to something of a bad start.
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The report claims Lopetegui is now happy to sell Bale as he does not want to be pushed around by his players, with the 28-year-old making what he perceives as being too many big demands about his role in the side.
This should be big encouragement for United to go through with a swoop, with the club recently linked alongside Spurs as potential suitors for Bale this summer in another Don Balon piece.
There’s no question we could do with what Bale offers in attack – pace, power, directness, an eye for goal, and of course – experience.
So many of this United squad haven’t won big trophies in their careers so far, which would have been unthinkable for so much of the Sir Alex Ferguson era.
Bale, meanwhile, has four Champions League titles in his time with Madrid, playing a key role in most of those victories as he’s done admirably to perform in the shadow of Cristiano Ronaldo.
A move to United could now be ideal for the next stage of his career, as he surely doesn’t have anything else to prove in Spain but deserves the chance to be the true star of a side.
It’s easier to imagine that happening at Old Trafford than at the Bernabeu so let’s hope Jose Mourinho is keeping an eye on things as he looks ever closer to the Real Madrid exit door.
It’s previously been claimed by the Daily Mirror that Bale would cost £100million this summer.