Manchester United ‘front of queue’ for Gareth Bale

by Alex Turk

Manchester United are ‘at the front of the queue for Gareth Bale’ if they are tempted to try to make it third time lucky and sign him this summer.

Bale played a huge part in helping Real Madrid lift their third consecutive Champions League on Saturday night by coming off the bench in the 61st minute and scoring twice in a 3-1 win over Liverpool in Kiev.

The Welshman has reportedly been unhappy at the Santiago Bernabeu throughout the 2017-18 for being regularly dropped for Isco and Karim Benzema, despite declaring himself as fit for the majority of the campaign.

He fueled transfer speculation in his post-match interview on Saturday by stating that he needs to play every week and he will sit down with his agent in the summer and assess the options.

If he was to decide it was time to leave Real after five successful years, Daily Mirror Manchester Football Correspondent David McDonnell has revealed that Manchester United would lead the pack of suitors:

“Manchester United would certainly be at the front of the queue for Gareth Bale and United,” he told BBC 5 Live. “I don’t think will want to lose out on him for a third time. A player like Bale would lift the club.”

United have already missed out on Bale’s signature twice. The first time when he moved as a promising left-back from Southampton to Tottenham Hotspur in 2007 and then in 2013 when David Moyes wanted to bring him to Old Trafford but he opted for Spain instead.

It’s safe to say Bale would be a welcome addition to the Jose Mourinho’s squad and would offer great balance to an under-firing attack, but there’s still a long way to go if any transfer materialises.

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