Manchester United are committed to signing Gareth Bale and are willing to pay 150m euros for him. In fact, the English club have already set aside that amount in their budget in order to undertake the signing of the Cardiff-born forward. At Real Madrid they already know of the Red Devils’ intentions, but they are refusing to sell the player.
The multi-million pound signings of Ángel Di María, Ander Herrera, Juan Mata, Marouane Fellaini and Radamel Falcao have failed to return Manchester United to the path of success following the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson. Last season they finished outside of the Champions League places – this season finishing in the top four seems to be the ultimate goal for the club with the most league titles (20) in England. Hence why senior figures at United are willing to bust the bank and bolster the project with the Welshman.
The interests of Manchester United and Real Madrid look like they are increasingly overlapping as the European champions want David de Gea. The Red Devils are only willing to accept the departure of the goalkeeper if it lowers Bale’s price. Nonetheless, the player that cost Real Madrid 101m euros in 2013 said during an interview on El Larguero on Cadena SER on Tuesday that the idea of leaving the Bernabéu does not pass through his head. “I am very happy. I am happy here, I still have many years of my contract left (until 2019) and I want to continue winning titles at Real Madrid," said Bale.