Welsh Galactico in talks regarding Prem return

          Will Spurs or Red Devils bag Bale?

          2020/09/16 09:19
          By Stephen Gillett

          Tottenham and Manchester United are both in talks regarding a possible loan move for Real Madrid outcast Gareth Bale. 

          Spurs raced to the front of the queue for their former winger yesterday when Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett declared his client's preference for a return to north London.

          “Gareth still loves Spurs,” agent Barnett told the BBC. “It’s where he wants to be.”

          Bale enjoyed six seasons at Spurs before a record-breaking £85.2m transfer to Madrid and the Welshman stated at the beginning of this month that he was open to offers regarding a Premier League return.

          However, the 31-year-old's rumoured wages of £600,000 a week are likely to prove a stumbling block, with any move hinging on what proportion of his pay packet Real are willing to pick up. 

          Alternative to Sancho

          Bale has also emerged as an option for Manchester United, who are considering other avenues after difficulties in sealing Jadon Sancho's signature.  

          Financially, the Red Devils would be able to facilitate a loan move for Bale, but it remains to be seen if either party is sufficiently interested to make something happen. 

          United have courted Borussia Dortmund winger Sancho all summer, but have been frustrated by the German club's failure to budge from their £110m asking price. United and boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are not willing to throw in their hand just yet on Sancho, but have been forced to consider alternatives:  including a potential deal for Bale.

          Bale almost left the Bernabeu last summer when he was on the verge of a £1m-a-week transfer to Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning. However, Real eventually blocked the transfer and the Welshman has been continually shunned by the Spanish champions' boss Zinedine Zidane.

          The former Southampton academy product has said that he is “still motivated to play football”, but will reportedly only move if he feels the finances and football side of any transfer are up to scratch.


          Gareth Bale
          NameGareth Frank Bale
          Born1989-07-16(31 -yrs-old)
          PositionForward (Right Wing) / Forward (Left Wing)


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