Wales manager reveals Gareth Bale can leave training camp to secure Man United move

by Tanveer Arayan

Chris Coleman has given his blessing for his Wales players to leave camp and complete a transfer before the end of the summer transfer window.

Gareth Bale has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United and has continued to fall down the pecking order at Real Madrid.

With the World Cup approaching, he’ll need to keep his place in the first-team locked down but with Cristiano Ronaldo set to return from suspension, Bale will be forced to beat the likes of Isco and Marco Asensio out of the starting line-up.

Speaking about his squad, Coleman claims his players need to sort their futures and will be allowed to leave the training camp to do so.

“I will allow it if it is good for the player. We’ve got Joe Ledley at the moment. It’s his future,” he said.

“Who’s to say a club might say, ‘we’ve got a better offer now’. I’ve had that myself.

“A player stalled, I waited and ended up with a better player.

“If there’s something for you as a player, you have to go and take it. It’s disruptive. But for the sake of a night, it’s not a big deal.

“Knowing Gareth for the last five or six years, he won’t be any different. He won’t be fazed by it. You are like a film star when you play for Real Madrid.

“There have been a couple of periods where he has been under a lot of pressure but all he needs to do is put his medals up. He has absolutely cruised through it.

“Gareth is always a story, he’s one of the best players in the world. Things will be said and that’s the way it is. He knows that. But nobody should ever doubt him about what he is capable of.”

They face Austria in Cardiff on Saturday in a crucial World Cup qualifier as Republic of Ireland and Serbia remain four points clear in the top two of Group D.

Bale’s future seems set in place at Madrid and even following Coleman’s words, there are doubts Jose Mourinho will place another bid before the end of the window.

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