Manchester United manager José Mourinho seems to have rescinded his decision of not buying a new striker in the summer as he is reportedly ready to complete his move for Wales and Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale.
The Portuguese manager is a longtime admirer of the striker whom he worked with during his time as the Galacticos manager.
Gareth Bale who has just returned to action after a lengthy lay-off due to injury was Mourinho’s prime target during the winter transfer market but his move for the player failed to materialize.
Having failed in his bid to sign the Welshman, Mourinho turned to Arsenal’s hitman Alexis Sanchez whom he successfully acquired in a swap deal which saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan joined the North London club.
The striker who joined Real Madrid from Tottenham in 2013 is said to cost Manchester United a whopping sum of £53m in the summer should the Old Trafford outfit insist on his services.
He has scored 76 goals since he arrived at Santiago Bernabeu in 2013 despite his constant injury problems.
Isco is another Madrid player who is attracting Mourinho’s attention and the Portuguese manager could be moving for him as he hopes to bolster his midfield’s quality ahead of next season.
Getting the Spaniard might be very difficult as it is not certain if Manchester United will be able to release a huge sum of £634m for the player due to the buy-out clause in his five-year contract with the La Liga Champions.
Both players came off the bench in Madrid’s 5-1 win over Real Sociedad yesterday to ease the pressure on their manager Zinedine Zidane.