Manchester United are preparing to re-launch a £75million-plus bid to sign Gareth Bale from Real Madrid, according to The Mirror.
An article from Matt Law on the Telegraph expressed that the 26-year-old may be encouraged to return to the the Premier League after being left ‘devastated’ by the sacking of Rafael Benitez.
New Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane came out to make it clear how important Bale was to the Spanish side but did admit that the Welshman was upset by Benitez’s removal as manager.
For Man United fans, the idea of having Bale at Old Trafford is fantastic but what isn’t so great is the concept of Ed Woodward chasing Bale’s tail for another summer, only to be left empty handed and desperate at the end of the window again.
One of our major problem areas over the last couple of years has been chasing unattainable targets – such as Thomas Muller and Neymar – because it has drained our resources and efforts at a time where we should be focusing on players we can genuinely bring in. I’d argue Bale falls into that unattainable category.
For that reason, I’d like to see United steer away from another painful pursuit for Bale even though we’ve got more than enough money to pay in excess of £75m for him.
Madrid are even more unlikely to sell one of their best players having just brought Zidane into the job because it would make it infinitely harder for him from the start.
Instead, we should be concentrating on signings we have a strong chance of completing because if we can do a whole summer where we focus solely on the players we can sign, then there’ll be minimal wasted effort and, in theory, it should put us in a strong position to have a great transfer window without the speedbumps and frustrations of previous years.