Gareth Bale is not sure whether his future lies at Real Madrid or not and could well be on of his way out of the Bernabeu
The Welshman was the hero for Real Madrid in their win over Liverpool that brought them their third consecutive Champions League crown. However, he was a substitute in the game and aired his frustration immediately after delivering his Man of the Match performance. Now that Ronaldo has moved to Turin, it now affords Bale an opportunity to come out of the 33-year-old’s shadow and grab the brass ring. But it seems that Ronaldo’s departure has not impacted Bale’s thinking at all.
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His agent Jonathan Barnett reiterated that crunch talks are imminent with new manager Julian Lopetegui.
Manchester Evening News recently reported that United are in ‘advanced talks’ with the player. Bale’s recent comments have done nothing to dismiss those claims. Speaking to Cadena COPE, Bale said:
“Maybe I’ll stay at Madrid, maybe not. I have to talk to my agent.”
“I need more minutes. It frustrated me to not to be a starter in the Champions League final.”
The Red Devils are yet to set the market alight like they have done in the last two transfer windows. They have signed only two players until now. Young right-back Diogo Dalot is seen as more of a signing for the future making Fred the only high-profile transfer. Mourinho advised the club against making a move for Cristiano Ronaldo. However, he is on the lookout for width as witnessed by United’s pursuit of Willian.
Manchester United have been tracking Bale for almost a decade now – that’s a long… long time. If they are to make a move for Bale than it must be now. The 28-year-old will not get better than he is right now. Madrid are going through a summer of upheaval. After letting Ronaldo go, Florentino Perez could cash in on Bale as well to completely revamp the club’s attack. Lopetegui too will have the freedom to cast the side in his shape.