Tottenham “is ahead of Manchester United in the race to sign Gareth Bale”, as the shunned Real Madrid’s chances of reaching Old Trafford depend on the result of the club’s pursuit of Jadon Sancho.
- Manchester United is considering a season-long loan move to Gareth Bale
- ESPN claims the former Welsh club Tottenham Hotspur came ahead
- It is said that Tottenham have already made efforts to seal a deal with Real Madrid
- United are interested in Bayle as their hopes of signing Jadon Sancho fade
Former club Gareth Bale, Tottenham, stole a rally to Manchester United in the race for his contract, according to reports.
Sportsmail It was revealed on Monday that United are considering an exciting move for the Real Madrid striker as his hopes of signing Jadon Sancho fade.
The 31-year-old is one of the many options on the table with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer intent on introducing a right-sided striker before the transfer window closes next month.
Tottenham stole a rally on Manchester United to sign Gareth Bale, according to ESPN
Sportsmail revealed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was considering making an exciting move for the Welshman
But ESPN report that Tottenham They got ahead of Old Trafford and claimed that North London club had already made efforts to strike a deal with its former star and the Spanish giants.
The report adds that while United’s chances of signing Bale depend on the outcome of their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund Sancho, Tottenham coach Jose Mourinho made it clear to club president Daniel Levy that he needed offensive reinforcements to ease the scoring burden on Harry Kane.
The same port adds that Bale is drawn to the prospect of a move to Old Trafford, but he claims Tottenham have the upper hand because the United manager Solskjaer only sees the four-time Champions League winner as a backup option for England star Sancho.
Bale has been frozen by coach Zinedine Zidane and is anxious to leave the Bernabeu after Real Madrid halted his move to Jiangsu Suning in China last summer by demanding transfer fees as soon as he agreed to his £ 1m a week wage.
But ESPN claims Tottenham has already made efforts to seal a deal for its former star
Bale moved to Spain from Tottenham for £ 86m in 2013 and still has two years on his contract, but Real Madrid has indicated a willingness to pay 50 per cent of his £ 600,000 salary to help facilitate his departure.
And if United chose to move to Bale, they would likely propose a loan that would allow them to try again with Sancho at the end of the 2020-21 season.
But Omar Bale and his recent injury record will count against him and there are still many stages before a return to the Premier League takes place.
Bale scored 56 goals in 203 matches for Tottenham between 2007 and 2013 after arriving from Southampton in 2007.
United are considering a loan deal for Bale as their hopes of signing Jadon Sancho fade
Despite reviving their long-standing interest in Bale, United are keeping options open with Bayern Munich’s Ivan Perisic, Kingsley Coman and Douglas Costa, who Juventus offered for sale at the weekend, among other players under consideration. .
Old Trafford’s hierarchy began exploring other possibilities after accepting that it might not be possible to sign Sancho before the October 5 transfer deadline.
United agreed to the terms with the 20-year-old and his representatives last week, but Dortmund is refusing to accept anything less than its £ 108m rating. The player is also happy in the Bundesliga and is conservative with a transfer.