Forget Perisic, club open to selling £90m-rated Man United target

Forget Perisic, club open to selling £90m-rated Man United target

By Dave Marshall

According to by Daily star, European champions, Real Madrid are willing to listen to offers for Welsh wizard, Gareth Bale. The former Tottenham man is being considered for the Santiago Bernabeu exit as the club mull over signing Kylian Mbappe. Real boss, Zidane, has not hidden his admiration for the 18-year-old Monaco sensation, but accepts that the club need to sell a part of the attacking trident comprising, of Benzema, Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, to fund the move.

Bale is no longer the indispensable figure at the club, as he has struggled as a result of injuries and missed the chunk of last season. Towards the end of last season, he had lost his place to Isco, who proved pivotal in Real winning the League and Champions League double. Marca (as relayed by Daily star) reports that Madrid have made Bale available for £90m, which looks like a fair price considering the ‘crazy’ world of transfers at the moment.

Real are looking to free up cash to sign Mbappe in a stunning £161m, as Barcelona have become interested in entering a bidding war with their bitter rivals following the exit of Neymar to PSG in a world record £198m deal.

Bale also seems to have lost his confidence, as he is no longer running behind defenders and beating them for pace to score goals, majorly due to his injury record of late.

As per same report, it is believed Premier League giants, Chelsea and Manchester United could be interested in taking him back to England, as the player inwardly accepts that his Spanish adventure may be over.

Last season, he could only muster 9 goals in 27 matches. However, he has scored 67 goals in 150 matches overall and has won a league title, One Copa del Rey and three Champions League title since his then world record move from Tottenhham back in 2013.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Dan T

    I don’t buy the notion Real need to sell to get Mbappe – They just sold Morata for a healthy sum, and you’d think they’d be able to cough up the rest without a problem.

    Only reason I can see Real selling Bale is if they believe he’s peaked, and they won’t get as much for him in the future.

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  2. Jithin

    One of the absurd articles I have read recently. 80m for an injury prone 28 year old or perisic.. perisic all the way… he costs 48m only… Martial will get more oppertunities with perisic than bale.. no. Don’t want bale unless for the perisic price

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