Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale has reportedly been made available to Manchester United once more with a price tag even being set should Jose Mourinho wish to meet it.
The Red Devils were apparently chasing the Welshman all last summer with Mourinho targeting a winger for his fourth and final signing.
Eventually the transfer rumour fizzled out and United didn’t sign anyone with Jose insisting that he’s happy with his current squad.
The ‘Special One’ will surely have his head turned once again after reports have emerged of Madrid losing patience with Bale’s consistent injuries.
Manchester United’s manager previously challenged Zinedine Zidane to prove Gareth’s worth to the club by playing him in their UEFA Super Cup final clash and the French legend duly obliged.
However, according to Mail Online, the transfer is back on as the Spanish club look to recoup the fee (£86m) they shelled out on before for the former Tottenham star.
Back then it was a world record fee but if reports are to be believed, Jose spent a similar amount on Romelu Lukaku.
Bale does meet Mourinho’s transfer target requirements and of course has a history of playing in the Premier League which will serve him well should he decide to make the switch to Old Trafford.
His injury record is a concern but perhaps United’s current manager feels capable of managing the Real Madrid star.
Jose has reportedly signed a specialist coach to ensure Paul Pogba’s injury isn’t repeated and it’s likely that he won’t be afraid to do the same for Bale.
Gareth should be in the prime of his footballing career at the age of 28 and would represent a star signing for Manchester United, appeasing Ed Woodward’s Galactico policy.
The question is, do the Red Devils gamble on the Welsh hero?