Last year Man United broke the bank for Angel Di Maria and fell on their faces. Will the Red Devils have better luck with Gareth Bale?
Gareth Bale’s value to Real Madrid may be priceless, but Man United don’t care and are willing to shatter the football transfer record to bring Bale to Old Trafford.
According to the Metro, Man United are readying a third transfer bid for Gareth Bale after having their last two bids – both reportedly in excess of £100m – rejected by Real Madrid. The Metro reports that this new bid could break the record setting transfer bid that sent Bale to La Liga in the first place.
But Real Madrid are likely to be unphased for a multitude of reasons: 1. Gareth Bale’s stock has sky-rocketed since the record-setting deal that brought him to Spain in the first place, which means that £100 million might only scratch the surface of his value; 2. Bale is expected to be a major part of the new scheme implemented by new manager Rafa Benitez.
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Bale played two seasons at Southampton and six seasons for Tottenham Hotspur starting starting when he was just a teenager, earning Team of the Year honors on three occasions and scoring 21 goals in the 2012-13 season. That summer, Real Madrid broke the transfer record by paying £85.3 million for the now-26-year-old Welshman.
In two seasons with Real Madrid, Gareth Bale has a total of 28 goals in just 58 appearances. He is slated to be the second striker alongside Ronaldo under new manager Rafa Benitez this season.