Terry Gibson Claims Real Madrid Star Will Not Join Manchester United

Gareth Bale

Spanish football expert Terry Gibson says that he does not expect Gareth Bale to join Manchester United in the summer. The Welsh international has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford amidst signs of unhappiness at the Santiago Bernabeu. There is a consensus that Real Madrid may have gone past the requirement of Bale in the first team in order to succeed. The club’s incredible double of La Liga title and the Champions League was achieved without Bale in the first-team for much of the campaign. The 27-year-old has divided opinions since his £85million transfer from Tottenham in 2013.

However, this is not a strong enough reason for Bale to secure a return to English Premier League, according to Gibson. As one of the highest earning players in the world, Bale will find it difficult to earn the same amount of wages if he makes the switch to England. Gibson said:

“It’s always possible because money does talk, and it depends on the mindset of Gareth Bale. Looking how we look at it, from the outside on a weekly basis, I don’t see any reasons or suggestions for him wanting to leave Real Madrid. They’re arguably the biggest team in the world, he’s winning trophies, yes he’s had a frustrating season this year but because of injury. His form has been good when he has played.”

Bale

Furthermore, Real Madrid are also on a good run after having secured consecutive Champions League titles. The team has also become the first in the Champions League history to retain the title. Manchester United, on the other hand, are certainly coming back to the former glory days under the management of Jose Mourinho, but there is still a long way to go before United are back to the full strength. We are expected to spend heavily in the 2017 summer transfer window with the hope of reviving the squad strength.

Chief Executive Ed Woodward would have been hoping to convince star players to move to Old Trafford, as the club has just secured a return to the Champions League. Yet, the same tactics will be extremely difficult with regard to enticing a player like Bale, who has little to lose in such a transfer. Furthermore, Bale is very keen on proving his doubters wrong in the 2017-18 campaign. Bale also has a contract with Madrid until the summer of 2022.

So any transfer for the player will cost way too much and it would be better for us to not sign him, considering his injury record as well.