Jose Mourinho is not concerned about Gareth Bale’s injury record at Real Madrid and has been alerted by the Welshman’s comments in the aftermath of winning the Champions League last weekend, according to reports.
The 55-year-old made it clear last summer that he would fight to sign Bale if he were made available by the La Liga side, with the Welshman ultimately staying put at the Bernabeu.
Bale has endured another frustrating season on the sidelines and made it clear soon after his match-winning display in the Champions League final that he wanted to be playing every week.
And according to the Guardian‘s Jamie Jackson, the winger’s injury record is not a cause for concern to Mourinho, who will look to sign him should he decide to part ways with Los Blancos.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s concomitant hint that he would leave Madrid – which does, when you think about it, very much feel like the Portuguese making the aftermath of the final all about him – has blown open a door of possibilities at the Bernabeu.
The Portuguese may depart and Zidane, in turn, will call on Bale to serve as the focal point of his attack; both players might leave, with Madrid using the funds to sign Neymar; the pair may both just stay and continue as normal; Bale could join United after a breakdown in negotiations with Madrid. Who knows! With Madrid and the modern transfer window, any of those eventualities are equally possible.
One thing that is certain, above anything, is that the Bernabeu won’t be a quiet place this summer, and Mourinho would be smart to keep a close eye on how things develop.