Long time Manchester United target Gareth Bale has spoken about his interest amid the transfer rumours hinting at the possibility of leaving Madrid during the summer transfer window, which may please Jose Mourinho as well as United fans a lot.
Since moving to Real Madrid in 2013, the former Tottenham and Southampton star, has struggled to make a mark in Spain. In the 5 years Bale has played for Madrid, he has made just over a hundred appearances and found the net only 46 times.
Also, his last 2 years has been severely injury ridden, which made him go down the pecking order and play second fiddle to Lucas Vasquez. The lack of playtime and the love-hate relationship with Zidane has further speculated that he would be leaving the team in the summer.
In the 2017-18 season, the Welshman has made only 19 appearances overall, which is too low for a man of his caliber. Zinedine Zidane has not used Bale as an attacking action for a long time and his relationship with the winger has seen him being picked up less than any other major Real Madrid star. This has proved to be frustrating for the Real Madrid star and hence, has showed his interest in leaving the club.
The Madrid star says he loves his time in Spain but is likely to move out of Madrid if Zidane remains the manager for the club. Bale has hinted his interest in joining the German champions, Bayern Munich and has also hinted about his good relationship with Jose Mourinho.
During an interview with the Bild, Bale was questioned about his possibility of moving to the Allianz Arena one day.
Bale answered saying:
“You can never rule out anything in football.”
“Currently I play at Real Madrid and I enjoy that. Bayern have a fantastic squad and in the past they have always been one of the most successful clubs in Europe. It’s an honour for everyone to be linked with this club.”
“But as of now, I am a Real Madrid player.”
This has lead to the speculations that these must be his top priority move. Although, no offers have been made yet, but the present condition of the player can make sure it is just a matter of time that the offer comes knocking.
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Currently, he is in spectacular form, and leaving Madrid would be a wise decision to take for the Welshman. Manchester United could really use the speed, agility and the techniques of Bale to catch up with the runaway champions and their arch-rivals, Manchester City. His arrival would make United’s attack more firm and counter attack more effective.
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But his transfer would mean some bad news for the wingers already at Old Trafford. With Martial almost set to leave, arrival of Bale would mean less playtime for Rashford and Lingard, who have proved to be amazing this season. Lingard has been the one of the better wingers in the Premier League this season. Also, this would mean that Juan Mata would be to move down the pecking order, even though the tactical and play-making skills of Mata are unmatched by any other present United player.
It is still to see what the boss decides to do, will we be treated with the new winger in the team or not, will be seen on a few months.