The Real Madrid superstar has been heavily linked with a return to the Premier League for over a year, and United—who wanted to sign the attacker when he was still a Tottenham Hotspur player—have long appeared the most likely destination for the Welshman.
According to the Independent, Bale strongly considered a switch to Old Trafford during the summer when the Red Devils made an astonishing £100 million bid for his services.
Ultimately, Bale stayed at Real, but rumours linking him with a move to Manchester have never gone away.
However, any hopes the Red Devils had of signing the starlet have been dealt a blow with news that the attacker, discouraged by the ongoing malaise at the club under Louis van Gaal, is reconsidering the prospect of a switch to the club.
Indeed, so scared is Bale of the deep-lying problems at the club, that he is understood to have been ‘persuaded to forget the idea’ of a switch to Old Trafford.
With Real’s recent transfer ban meaning that Los Merengues are unable to register any new players before the 2017-18 season, it’s becoming increasingly hard to imagine Bale swapping the Bernabeu for Old Trafford any time soon.
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