Chelsea and Manchester United are cleared to complete the transfer of Gareth Bale from Real Madrid.
The 28-year-old arrived the Santiago Bernabeu for a record fee in 2013, but has struggled to justify the massive financial outlay forked out due to his impressive form at former side Tottenham Hotspur . Hence, Bale is behind the likes of Isco, Lucas Vasquez and Marcos Acensio in the pecking order at the Spanish club and has often been benched for the club’s big matches this term.
Reports from Spanish newspaper Don Balon, claims Real Madrid dynamo Florentino Perez has been left clearly exasperated by the Welshman’s struggles with persistent niggling injuries and is resigned to selling the pacey winger. Thee reports also state that English sides, Manchester United and Chelsea are prepared to slug it out in the race to sign the embittered star and are reportedly encouraged by the furore surrounding Bale’s future.
Although, the left-footed star would not be sold on the cheap with Perez confident in acquiring a fee in the region of £88 million for the former Southampton player. A move back to England could prove the catalyst for the Wales International to re-capture the form that made him one of the World’s deadliest attackers.