Manchester United fans are feeling extremely optimistic here in the Football Transfer Tavern after seeing the news from Metro – with the publication claiming that the Red Devils are ‘closer than ever’ to signing Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale.
The former Tottenham star is being touted for a move away from the La Liga giants, after a season where he has seemingly been made the scapegoat by Madrid supporters.
As our landlord here in the Transfer Tavern quips, Bale is undoubtedly a world-class midfielder and he has somewhat struggled to rekindle the sort of form he showcased at Spurs this season, but there is no way new Real Madrid boss Rafa Benitez would want to see a player of his calibre depart the Bernabeu this summer.
Manchester United fans… What do you make of this news? Would you like to see Bale come and play at Old Trafford next season? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!