In a story that has taken many punters in the Football Transfer Tavern by surprise, Oliver Holt from Mirror Football has announced that Manchester United are set to launch a £60 million bid to bring Tottenham Hotspur star Gareth Bale to Old Trafford.
After yesterday’s drama in the tavern over Wayne Rooney’s possible move away from Manchester, Holt now suggests that the Premier League champions are looking to make a mark in the transfer market that would overshadow any possible Rooney departure.
United’s vice chairman Ed Woodward has returned home early from the pre-season tour of the Far East as United step up their interest in the Welshman who was in marvellous form for the White Hart Lane side last season.
Collecting the PFA’s Footballer of the Year was one of the many accolades the 24-year-old received in star-studded season as he hit 26 goals in 44 games for the Lilywhites, proving himself as one of the finest young talents in world football.
Now David Moyes is desperate to make the former Southampton youngster his first signing as he looks to recover from the possible blow of losing the England international striker who is likely to depart to Premier League rivals Chelsea.
Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas and chairman Daniel Levy will stand firm over any possible transfer deal but if as Holt indicates a £60 million bid is forthcoming it could be extremely difficult to turn down as they start another season without the lucrative Champions League.
Will United really make this huge offer to land Bale? Should Spurs accept such a deal? Let us know your thoughts below.
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