In a late development in the David de Gea saga, news emerging today suggests the United stopper could be offered to Real Madrid along with £65 million in order to lure Gareth Bale the other way.
According to the Daily Star, United would be ‘willing to drop their valuation of De Gea to £25 million’ and front up a further £65 million in cash in an effort to tempt the Real Madrid hierarchy into striking up a deal with United, which would just pip the £85 million Real paid Tottenham for the Wales international’s services, if one was the look at it in terms of the full cost of the deal.
In addition to this, the tabloid claim that United would be willing to place Bale amongst their most well-paid players with a long-term contract consisting of £300,000-a-week in wages.
Although there has been little indication this summer that Bale would be vacating the Bernabeu, United would make for a hugely attractive prospect. Now with Champions League football on offer and the chance of winning silverware, Bale could be making his return to England at the best possible time.
Having already missed out on Pedro and Nicolas Otamendi, United have been widely linked with signing a major name ahead of deadline day.
Now focus once again returns to Bale in a summer which has been in some ways productive for United, managing to sign Bastian Schweinsteiger, Memphis Depay and Morgan Schneiderlin, however one big name attacker is seen as a necessity if United are to genuinely push for trophies.
Will that man be Gareth Bale, even if it’s at the expense of one of United’s best players?
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena
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