Tottenham ‘ahead of Manchester United in race to sign Gareth Bale’, while Real Madrid’s chances of arriving at Old Trafford depend on the outcome of the club’s chase to Jadon Sancho
- Manchester United are considering Gareth Bale on loan for the entire season
- ESPN claims the former Welshman Tottenham club has preceded them
- Spurs would have already made an effort to make a deal with Real Madrid
- United are interested in Bale and their hopes of signing Jadon Sancho are fading
Gareth Bale’s former club Tottenham has reportedly stolen a march on Manchester United in the race to sign him.
Sportsmail announced on Monday that United are considering a dramatic step forward for Real Madrid, fading their hopes of signing Jadon Sancho.
The 31-year-old Welshman is one of many options on the table, with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer determined to bring in a right-sided forward before the transfer window closes next month.
Tottenham has stolen a march to Manchester United to sign Gareth Bale, according to ESPN
Sportsmail revealed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was considering a dramatic move for the Welshman
But ESPN reports that Tottenham are ahead of the Old Trafford club, claiming that the North London club has already made efforts to secure a deal with their former star and the Spanish giants.
The report adds that while United’s chances of signing Bale depend on the outcome of their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund star Sancho, Spurs manager Jose Mourinho has made it clear to Chairman Daniel Levy that he needs offensive reinforcements to ease the goalscoring burden. for Harry Kane.
The same outlet adds that Bale is drawn to the prospect of a move to Old Trafford, but claims Spurs have the upper hand as United boss Solskjaer sees the four-time Champions League winner only as a backup option for England star Sancho.
Frozen by coach Zinedine Zidane, Bale is keen to leave the Bernabeu after Madrid halted his transfer to Jiangsu Suning in China in January by demanding a transfer fee after agreeing to pay £ 1 million a week.
But ESPN claims Spurs have already made efforts to secure a deal for their former star
Bale moved from Tottenham to Spain in 2013 for £ 85 million and has two years to go, but Madrid has agreed to pay 50 percent of his £ 600,000 a week salary to facilitate his departure.
And if United chooses to move to Bale, they will likely propose a loan that will allow them to try again for Sancho at the end of the 2020/21 season.
But Bale’s age and recent injury record will count against him and there are still many stages to pass before a return to the Premier League takes place.
Bale scored 56 goals in 203 games for Spurs between 2007 and 2013 after arriving from Southampton in 2007.
United are considering a loan deal for Bale and their hopes of signing Jadon Sancho are fading
Despite reviving their long-standing interest in Bale, United are keeping their options open with Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic, Bayern Munich’s Kingsley Coman and Douglas Costa, who was put up for sale by Juventus last weekend, in addition to the other players who entered be taken into consideration. .
The Old Trafford hierarchy began to explore other options after accepting that it may not be possible to sign Sancho before the October 5 transfer deadline.
United reached an agreement with the 20-year-old and his representatives last week, but Dortmund are refusing to accept anything below their £ 108 million value. The player is also happy in the Bundesliga and is reluctant to force a move.