Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale will not be joining the Premier League club Manchester United this month, according to Miguel Delaney – who was speaking on ESPN FC’s live transfer blog.
However, he revealed that a move away from Bernabeu at some point could be possible.
Bale, 25, who has been heavily linked with a move away to the English club Manchester United and recent reports from the Express claimed that the midfielder is open to a move to Old Trafford as Louis van Gaal prepares to sacrifice David De Gea to the Champions League winners (part of a deal).
The Welshman joined Los Blancos in a world record £86 million transfer fee during the summer of 2013 and the reports in the Mirror believe that the Red Devils are weighing up a bid in the region of 100 million pounds that, not only, would hit the current world transfer record but would see De Gea move to the European Champions in return.
“A lot of people asking about the Bale situation,” Delaney revealed on ESPN FC. “This could be a complex one. First of all, he’s content at Real, they’re content to keep him, but it’s not quite a situation where they’re both so secure with each other that any move is impossible. I wouldn’t call him “dispensable”, but he’s certainly not indispensable, especially if Madrid seek to restructure their side a bit.
“On the other side, there is obvious interest from United’s part and, if they get top four (which is a big IF), and if the stories suggesting that Adidas will be willing to back them in a big deal every summer once they take over the shirt manufacturing, it could grow legs.
“For what it’s worth, as I’ve said here before, Louis van Gaal burst out laughing when he initially heard the Bale rumours. It’s not happening in January anyway.”
Bale is regarded as one of a key figure to the La Liga outfit, who has been in sensational form for Real Madrid this season, scoring 13 goals in 27 appearances in all competitions.