Jose Mourinho scores high in convincing players to join any club he manages, and in the light of that Man United could finally lay hold of their long-term target Gareth Bale.
The Wales international moved to the Santiago Bernabeu from Tottenham in 2013 for a then world-recod fee of £85.3 million but has had to be in the shadow of Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo, despite helping the Spanish giants to claim eight trophies.
According to the Daily Star, a secret agreement has been reached between the Real Madrid winger and United which could see him join the Europa League winners next summer.
And with Real Madrid working towards bringing Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe to the club, Bale’s place in the first-team is under threat, meaning a return to the Permier League could be on the cards.
However, Bale, who is valued at £90 million, has debunked such reports, insisting that he is happy at the Santiago Bernabeu.
“The truth is that I do not read any of that. Logically I am a British player and I am always linked with a return home,” Bale told Marca.
“It happened with Beckham, with other Englishmen who came to Spain. Nothing new.”
“I am happy playing in Madrid, logically interest is interest, but if there has been nothing concrete, no offer, there is nothing to discuss.”
However, we cannot say how true the report is.