Manchester United are reportedly set to launch a third attempt to bring Welsh wing wizard Gareth Bale to Old Trafford, with the Real Madrid hierarchy fed up of his persistent injury problems.
This comes according to the Mirror, who claim that United are not put off by the former Tottenham Hotspur man’s injury troubles, and are keen to bring him back to the Premier League.
Still only 28 years old, he’d be quite an acquisition for any side who could keep him fit and firing, as he is undoubtedly one of the most talented players in the world when he’s not lying on the treatment table.
Bale, who signed for Real Madrid in 2013 for a then-world record transfer fee of £85.1 million, has scored 70 goals in 159 appearances since joining Los Blancos, and has won three Champions League titles with the club, as well as one La Liga triumph.
The Mirror report that Tottenham have a first-option clause in Bale’s current Madrid contract, meaning that when he leaves the Spanish capital, the north London side will be offered the chance to buy him before any other club gets a say.
With United going from strength to strength under Jose Mourinho, they could be a tempting option for the Welshman — and would be much more accommodating of his massive wages, whereas Spurs have a much more modest wage structure.