Man united hit gold in their Pursuit of Gareth Bale

Real Madrid are reportedly ready to negotiate with Manchester United over the potential sale of Gareth Bale as they need the funds to acquire targets of their own.

The Welshman has been plaqued with injuries this season which have stagnated his growth at the club, and it is more than likely Isco will be chosen ahead of him for the starting line-up for the Champions League final on Saturday night.

However, it could get worse for him as per The Independent, despite President Florentino Perez continuously defending him in the face of strong criticism, it was suggested that Madrid could be willing to let him go if it means raising enough funds and creating space in the squad to bring in either Kylian Mbappe or Eden Hazard.

Bale was signed from Tottenham in a deal worth £86m in 2013 as it was noted that United tried to buy him back then but missed out, while they are ready to reignite their interest in him after failing in their effort to sign Atletico Madrid starplayer Antoine Griezmann this summer.

The report further stated that Old Trafford would be among the list of destinations Bale would consider if he was to leave the Bernabeu, and so it remains to be seen whether or not the two clubs can come to an agreement and if personal terms can be agreed between the Welsh international and the Red Devils.

Nevertheless, he would not be sold cheap as it was claimed that Real Madrid will be demanding for close to £100m, while it could also lead to developments with regards to David De Gea who has been on Los Blancos’ radar for quite a while now.

In turn, while there is interest there in making a move come through, it’s still far from being a done deal. For Man United, they’ll have to weigh up the pros and cons of such a move too, as Bale’s qualities aren’t in doubt but his injury record must be a concern.

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