Amidst reports of renewed interest from Manchester United, Real Madrid insist they wouldn’t sell Gareth Bale regardless of what is bid.
The Wales international has been plying his trade in the Spanish capital since Los Blancos paid £85.3million for his signature 16 months ago, in doing so breaking the world record transfer fee. The former Tottenham Hotspur forward has rose to the challenge of playing for one of the biggest clubs on the planet, and has established himself as one of the best players around.
Bale has now scored 33 goals in 66 matches in all competitions for Real, and in his debut season, he scored the winning goal against Barcelona to bag the Copa del Rey. Even more impressive, he became the first Welshman to score in a European Cup final when he bagged the second goal in a 4-1 UEFA Champions League success of Atletico to secure La Decima.
Yet despite this success, the hard-to-please element of the Bernabeu crowd are yet to be convinced by the 25-year-old. Indeed, when asked by AS.com if they would sell Bale if an offer of £120milion was tabled, 53.74 percent of Real fans said they would. This has added fuel to speculation that the former Southampton youngster could be available at the right price.
United were in the running to sign Bale when it became evident Spurs would sell, and even bid more than Real. It has been widely reported that Louis van Gaal could move for his signature at the end of the season, but Los Blancos president Florentino Perez told Marca: “We have not received an offer from Manchester. We would never listen to any offer for Bale, no matter what the fee.”
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