Old Trafford boss continues pursuit of White Hart Lane wide-man.
Sir Alex Ferguson will reportedly re-ignite his interest in Tottenham winger Gareth Bale in light of recent developments relating to want-away White Hart Lane playmaker Luka Modric. The Old Trafford boss had been warned off making a move for the Welsh international some months back but having seen the youngster’s Croatian international ask to join Chelsea the Scot may feel he could make the most of the uncertain footing the North London club finds itself on.
The Man United boss has long been an admirer of the 21 year old former Southampton man and having seen moves for Udinese’s Alexis Sanchez and Aston Villa’s Ashley Young stutter somewhat, Ferguson is willing to make an offer for Bale.
The left sided starlet had a great season last term where he was especially effective in Champions League action and Sir Alex sees Gareth Bale as the natural successor to Ryan Giggs who is nearing the end of his glittering Man United career.
Harry Redknapp has repeatedly stated that he has no intention of selling his star performers but Tottenham may struggle to keep Luka Modric after he made it clear he wants to make the short move to Stamford Bridge. If the club then sell the former Dynamo Zagreb man they then risk being accused of having a lack of ambition.
Ferguson has been promised significant funds to refresh his squad and having already snapped up Phil Jones are now willing to make an opening offer for Bale. Man United are reportedly ready to make an initial offer of £25m, which is significantly more than the total payment of £7m Tottenham made to Southampton back in 2007.
Redknapp may see his side become a victim of their own success after seeing Tottenham fail to maintain their presence in the top four in a season that saw the club shine brightly in their first Champions League adventure which came to an end at the Quarter Final stage at the hands of Real Madrid.