Man United would only have to pay £18.5m to sign four-time Champions League winner this summer: report

Man United would only have to pay £18.5m to sign four-time Champions League winner this summer: report

Manchester United would only have to pay £18.5m to sign Gareth Bale this summer, according to the latest from Spain.

Bale, now 31, has found himself disillusioned with life at Real Madrid. After a fallout with Zinedine Zidane, the Wales international still remains on the books at the Santiago Bernabeu. Though it looks as though his French manager is still trying to get rid…

Here at Old Trafford Faithful, Bale stories are nothing new. Before we begin, it’s always worth taking these stories with a pinch of salt as it’s an easy link for the papers to make. After all, not many clubs can afford him, while linking anyone to the Red Devils always generates clicks.

The story comes from Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish), who claim that United would only have to pay £18.5m (€20m) to sign the four-time Champions League winner this summer.

On the face of it, this looks like an absolute bargain. After all, you’re getting a world-class, Premier League proven player, in a position of need.

However, I’d imagine Bale is still a Real Madrid player because of his wages. Currently, the forward is fetching home around £600k-a-week. How many clubs can afford that? Particularly in the midst of a global pandemic?

The Bale ship already sailed?

I can comfortably say yes. Bale has always been injury-prone and probably even more so now that he’s older. Plus, the lack of football recently wouldn’t have done his body any good whatsoever.

These days, he looks more like a man who enjoys watching his money pile up, rather than someone who actually enjoys playing football – which is a massive shame.

United have had major issues when it comes to adding the star name in the past. You look at the Angel di Maria disaster, the Alexis Sanchez one, too. Big money wages for players who look way past their best hasn’t been kind to us. Plus, it looks as though Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is trying to make this squad younger, not older.

Should United sign Gareth Bale? In our opinion, avoid it like the plague…

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