Gareth Bale is set to be offered on loan for a sum of £5 million. Given the lack of interest in the Welshman, Real Madrid is hoping that a loan deal attracts interest for the winger, especially from long-time suitors Manchester United.
However, the Manchester club is yet to make any moves towards bringing the four-time Champions League winner to the Premier League. According to Marca however, the Spanish club is adamant to usher Bale out of the club by all means possible.
While Bale’s reported 175 million transfer fee has made clubs balk at the whole deal; a move away from Madrid does not seem as straight-forward as it once did. The Welshman, now 29, has also been prone to injuries over the past few years, further diminishing interest in the player.
But the Spanish club believes a loan arrangement will attract interest for their wantaway winger especially from crisis-hit Manchester United. The Old Trafford club has long expressed a desire in securing Bale’s explosive talent, even offering a higher sum than Madrid did way back in 2013. The player and his then club, Tottenham Hotspur, were of the consensus that a move to Madrid would be more beneficial, although for differing reasons.
It remains to be seen if this triggers fresh interest in Bale, either from United or from other clubs across Europe’s big leagues.
Fox Sports Asia Probability Rating: 3.5/5; Marca supposedly have a decent pulse on La Liga rumours and we’ll place faith in their judgement, only just, however.