The new football season is upon us, and transfer speculations are rife. In the case of Gareth Bale, his frustrations at Real Madrid has pushed him to the limits. Reports have it that he has demanded that his club allows him to join Manchester United.
According to the Daily Star, Manchester United has made an offer of a loan deal for the Wales international. On the contrary, the 31-year-old player wants an end to his Bernabeu nightmare. He has been frozen out of the first team after falling out with the head coach, Zinedine Zidane.
Bale is desperate to leave the Spanish capital as his relationship with Zidane has completely broken down. As a result, clubs in the Premier League are at a high alert to snap him up. Both Manchester United and Tottenham have indicated an interest to snap up the winger.
In a related development, Manchester United is also in hot pursuit for the signature of Borussia Dortmund’s England international Jadon Sancho. The Manchester club has made the 19-year-old star their priority this summer. That means Gareth Bale is only a backup plan if they fail in their bid for the youngster.
Gareth Bale left Tottenham for Madrid in 2013 for 83 million pounds and presently has two years left in his contract. The current situation in the Spanish capital has also alerted the Jose Mourinho tutored side to weigh their options. Bale will be a positive addition to Tottenham who lost their first game of the season at home to Everton.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid is keeping mum on the speculations surrounding their player. With two years on his contract, any potential move must entail paying his release clause. Bale who currently earns 600 thousand pounds a week has a release clause of 452 million pounds. Unfortunately, no club may likely pay that amount for a 31-year-old player.
Last Summer, Real Madrid stopped a potential transfer for Bale to a Chinese club Jiangsu Suning. The winger agreed on a weekly wage of 1 million pounds a week with the club before Real demanded a transfer fee.