The Welsh Wizard, Gareth Bale has teased Manchester United fans further, by rejecting a new contract with Spanish Giants, Real Madrid. The Real Madrid winger has proved his worth since gaining the title of “the world’s most expensive player“, scoring 54 goals in 151 games since joining Los Blancos in the summer of 2013 for a record fee of £85.3m.
Real Madrid are keen to tie the Welshman down till 2021 after an impressive season, but it looks like they won’t be the only club desperate for his signature.
The rumours sparked when it was reported by Italian media outlet Tuttomercatoweb that’s Bale’s entourage are looking for a return back to the Premier League where a new challenge seems to be in sight for the former Spurs star.
Prior to Gareth’s move to Real Madrid, United were keeping a very close eye on the Welshman. His rise to stardom began once he started to thrive at White Hart Lane, quickly becoming the Talisman of Tottenham Hotspur.
This prompted United staff to challenge for his signature during more than one transfer window, when it became obvious that Spurs were not able to keep hold of their most prized possession.
A battle looks likely between the could-be future Manchester United Manager, Jose Mourinho, and the future Manchester City Manager, Pep Guardiola to get Bale to put pen to paper for their respective clubs.
The two managers have dueled many times in La Liga and also in the Champions League, so bragging rights between these two for Bale could stem into something more than simple “across-the-city” rivals.