It’s been a decent enough window for the Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern this summer, with many believing Jose Mourinho’s squad are well-placed to mount a genuine title tilt.
With Victor Lindelof, Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic now on board, the punters propping up the bar are excited to see if the self-proclaimed ‘Special One’ can work his typical second season magic and restore a league title to Old Trafford at long last.
So, imagine the excitement following a recent transfer report emanating out of Spain. According to Don Balon, Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale has told Luka Modric via WhatsApp that he’s open to leaving the Spanish capital.
Now, our resident Red Devils know full well to take suggestions they could land the Welshman with a pinch of salt, having been mooted as a potential landing spot for him over the last few years.
Bale saw his starting berth threatened amid an injury-hit campaign for Los Blancos last term and, despite being part of the squad that has won three Champions League titles in four years, has previously been touted as a player up for sale.
According to this report, the former Tottenham Hotspur forward is ready to accept an offer from the Theatre of Dreams after finally accepting he may leave the Santiago Bernabeu after four years and many trophies, amid their reported chase for Monaco sensation Kylian Mbappe.
As you can imagine, though it must be taken with a pinch of salt, the idea of seeing Bale arrive at Old Trafford is seriously exciting for our resident Red Devils.
Neymar has recently proven that any one outside of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo can move between European superpowers these days. With Bale constantly in the shadow of CR7, who shows no signs of slowing down, perhaps this summer represents a natural end to his time in Spain.
If he’s to leave Madrid, surely United are the only place for him. If he’s to join United, surely they’d become title favourites.