Independent Columnist Gives Man United Encouragement In Pursuit Of Real Madird Star But No Movement Yet

The Independent journalist Miguel Delaney has given his take on the prospect of Gareth Bale joining Manchester United. He says that the deal is still “lingering” and there are no specific noises he is hearing on the ground.

Delaney has replied to one of his followers on Twitter indicating that there is an encouragement for United but no movement yet.

A long-term target

This is not the first time – and not the last – that we hear ‘Bale to United’. Even when he was courted and finally snared by Real Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur, the Red Devils were interested in signing him.

We have already signed Victor Lindelof, Nemanja Matic, and Romelu Lukaku while talks of signing Ivan Perisic and Serge Aurier are ongoing.

Whether they materialize or not, Jose Mourinho is looking to add further attacking options to bolster his squad ahead of the new season. Will that be Bale?

A strong chance

With the talk around Kylian Mbappe moving to the Santiago Bernabeu, there are murmurs that one of the attackers from the star-studded Madrid side will make way.

Most of the fans would love to see Cristiano Ronaldo back at Old Trafford but the Portuguese forward’s transfer is still a dream – even with all his tax troubles in the Spanish capital.

Bale hasn’t always enjoyed the complete support of neither the manager Zinedine Zidane nor the volatile Bernabeu faithful.

Even though Bale himself has thrashed rumors of him moving out of the club, that always remains a possibility.

No love lost between the clubs

It’s interesting how these two clubs get tagged together on these transfers. The David de Gea transfer saga that was finally settled by red tape has left a bad taste in the mouth and there is no love lost between the two sides.

Earlier in the transfer window, our chase of Alvaro Morata was undone by the delaying tactics of Madrid who eventually sold the Spanish forward for a lesser amount to Chelsea.

Can we get them to the discussion table for another player? Even if Bale wants to move, there is a high probability that Real will play hard ball. Either way, it is going to be an interesting couple of weeks – including the UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday night between these sides.