Welsh international star Gareth Bale has been a long-term transfer target for sleeping Premier League giants Manchester United dating back to when he was still at an English club.

Manchester United could finally sign their long-term transfer target when the window reopens in the New Year if the latest reports are anything to go by.

Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has told BBC Radio 5 Live that Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale is fed up with life in the Spanish capital and that the Welshman wants to leave the club thus paving the way for Manchester United to potentially swoop for him.

Gareth Bale came close to joining Chinese Super League outfit Jiangsu Suning before Real Madrid president Florentino Perez pulled the plug on the deal.

Manchester United came close to signing Bale in the summer of 2013 while he was still a Tottenham Hotspur player.

The Welsh national team skipper left Tottenham Hotspur for Real Madrid for a then world-record fee of 85.3 million pounds.

Manchester United are certain to spend cash on signing players in the January transfer window and Bale could come into the equation.

The Red Devils want to boost their squad especially on the attacking front after an underwhelming start to the season.


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