Agent deals big blow to Man United in Red Devil’s pursuit of 70-goal ace

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Man United have been dealt a blow in their reported pursuit of Real Madrid star Gareth Bale, after the player’s agent confirmed that Bale wants to play for the Spanish giants for the rest of his career.

This was reported by Spanish news outlet Fichajes, who state that the player’s agent, Jonathan Barnett, had said that Bale “wants to play the rest of his life at Real Madrid”.

Speaking about his client, Barnett stated that he thinks “Real Madrid fans have to see how good he is and understand and support him. That is very important for your evolution. He wants to play the rest of his life at Real Madrid.”

The Sun have reported that Jose Mourinho’s side are interested in signing the former Spurs star, however following this bad news, it seems as if the Red Devils may have a struggle on their hands if they’re to sign the Welsh international.

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Man United could be set to face a battle if they’re to sign Bale

Since his arrival in Madrid from north London side Spurs in the summer of 2013, Bale has had a successful time with the Spanish giants.

In 159 appearances for Zinedine Zidane’s side, the 28-year-old has managed to score 70 and assist 55, a commendable record.

The player’s performance for the La Liga champions has seen him help them win a whole host of silverware.

Since the player’s arrival in 2013, Zidane’s side have managed to win three Champions League titles, one La Liga title, one Spanish Super Cup and one Copa Del Rey, as well as three UEFA Super Cups and three Club World Cups.

The player’s incredible physical ability and lethal left foot has seen some label him as the air to Cristiano Ronaldo’s throne at the Santiago Bernabeu.

One downside that the player has had since his move is his injury troubles, as in total, Bale has missed 59 games through injury troubles, something that has seen a few Madrid fans get on the back of the Welshman.

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Should Barnett’s words about Bale be true, it seems as if United’s chances of signing Bale may be slipping away.

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