Real Madrid is reportedly ready to sell Gareth Bale to Manchester United at the end of the season for a hefty sum so as to make room for Marco Reus. After playing an integral role in his first season at Real Madrid, helping the club to win the Copa Del Rey and the UEFA Champions League, scoring in both finals and consequently assisting them the following season to win the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA World Club Cup the Bernabeu club look set to offload the Welshman as they see the German International as a better option.
Gareth Bale might not have started his career on a bright note but has definitely picked himself up and brilliantly turned his career at Real Madrid around. No Madrid fan would ever forget his late goal at the Copa Del Rey final where Bale went off the by-line and still managed to skin Barcelona Defender Marc Bartra at 65 yards, before galloping into the box and finishing between Pinto’s legs or his goal in the Champions League where he jumped and headed home a rebound after Courtouis had initially saved a Di Maria shot.
Gareth Bale has already endeared himself to Madrid fans hearts and has carved a niche for himself at the Bernabeu with his occasional solo runs, long range strikes, beautiful crafted crosses and loads of other spectacular qualities. The idea of selling Gareth Bale to Manchester United to give room for Marco Reus might not sit down well with Madrid fans who have grown to love Gareth bale at the club. As Madrid are known to be conductors of funny transactions during the transfer window, the only logical explanation as to why Gareth Bale is being sold and not left at Madrid is because they might be trying to cut costs by offloading the Welshman for another good player that could come at a cheaper rate. With Di Maria already sold to Manchester United during the summer it seems Bale might be following in the same direction but it remains unknown if United or Louis Van Gaal would be willing to pay the Real Madrid asking price of 120 million just to land the Welshman.
Having already broken the British transfer record for Angel Di Maria, it would seem very unlikely for the club to go much higher than that at this point. Gareth Bale signing could be regarded as quite the steal having already proven himself in the English Premiership and blessed with exceptional pace which he uses to get past defenders with ease, a very physical player with great skill, technique and can be a great aerial presence. The addition of Gareth Bale to a team that is in dire need of pace and creativity would greatly help the team and Manchester United is definitely one of such teams right now.
Gareth Bale and Di Maria causing problems on both flanks would be a dream team for United fans and I would love to see that happen in my lifetime but it is left to see if United will go over the board to sign the Welshman. Since Madrid are looking to offload the Welshman Ed Woodward should be able to negotiate a price that would favor both teams and give United fans a chance for their dreams to materialize.