Real Madrid star Gareth Bale is “open to the idea” of a move to Manchester United, according to an exclusive report on Friday.
The 27-year-old player is inclined to move to Old Trafford in the summer if Real Madrid decide to move him on, according to The Independent
The report claims Manchester United have been determined on bringing Bale back to the Premier League for a while, but Jose Mourinho is not so thrilled.
United’s main target is still on Antoine Griezmann, but negotiations with Atletico Madrid and the player have not been easy.
However, ‘sources’ from both sides say a deal to bring Bale to Old Trafford is “much likelier” than at any point in the last few years.
Bale, who just signed a new deal to tie him to the club until 2022 in October, penned for Real from Tottenham in September 2013 for £85million and has been a hit in La Liga and Real president Florentino Perez remains one of his biggest fan.
Now, the report claims it has not gone unnoticed at the Bernabeu how flourishing Real have become with the player missing through injury and Isco paving way in the team.
It’s believed that Real may let Bale go this summer so as to raise funds to strengthen their squad elsewhere, but Mourinho’s choice is still on Griezmann.
It’s unlikely Manchester United will sign two big players at a time and it may well result to if Griezmann signs as to whether they pursue a move for Bale.