Gareth Bale is reportedly the target of Manchester United, who are ready to pay around £ 120 million for the player.
The Welsh international cost around £ 85 million, which makes him the world’s most expensive player, only last summer.
However, Madrid are believed to be unsatisfied with his performances – especially compared with another superstar Cristiano Ronaldo – and are willing to sell him at a time when his market value is on the up. Bale is definitely not seen as a flop at Madrid after having played a crucial role in ensuring that the club won the Champions League and the Copa del Rey last season.
He also became one of the few players to have scored in the four finals in 2014. Bale has achieved his dream of becoming the best player in the world, but he still has a long way to work before he can match the records of Ronaldo and Messi. For this reason, former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen believes that Bale will not be joining United in the summer. United are still in the process of restructuring and the club are expected to spend heavily once again in the summer. However, the possibility of getting back into the Champions League still looks far from being certain.
“I’m not sure Gareth Bale wants to leave Real Madrid yet. You can see it in his performances.It was a dream move for him to play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and other world class players. He’s very happy where he is and it would be very difficult to tempt him away,” said Meulensteen. Bale has scored 35 goals in 71 matches for Madrid, but this record is blown away by the exploits of Ronaldo, who has almost scored more than double the goals in the last 18 months.