Manchester United and Tottenham target Gareth Bale available for just £18.5m as Real Madrid hope to offload Wales star
Sept. 14, 2020
Gareth Bale could reportedly be available for just £18.5million as Real Madrid desperately try to offload the Wales international this summer.
Bale has endured a fraught relationship with Real over recent months with both sides wanting to go their separate ways.
The 31-year-old came close to leaving last summer but the LaLiga club cancelled a deal with a Chinese Super League team at the last minute.
He ended up spending a lot of time on the bench last season and even asked not to travel to Manchester for Real’s Champions League clash in August.
Former Los Blancos president Ramon Calderon has said that Bale could leave for free and revealed to talkSPORT that he could have joined an English side last summer in an £89m transfer.
A bid was made for the Wales international but turned down by Real Madrid, as Bale was expected to be a key first-team figure in 2019/20 – something that could not have been further from what actually came to pass.
Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo report that Real Madrid do want some money but would accept £18.5m for Bale with Manchester United and Tottenham both linked.
Real are even said to be willing to pay half Bale’s £600,000-a-week wages to get him out of the club.
Ramon Calderon reveals Gareth Bale could leave Real Madrid on a free transfer this summer
Man United are the favourites to land Bale and Manchester would be his preferred destination.
The Wales International could be an alternative to Jadon Sancho, who has been linked with a transfer to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side all summer.
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