Real Madrid ready to sell Gareth Bale to Manchester United to fund Kylian Mbappe transfer
Now the most defining series of events across Europe is on the way, Real Madrid are willing to sell Gareth Bale to Manchester United to foot the bill for Kylian Mbappe, according to the Daily Metro.
Even after selling Morata and Danilo, Real Madrid are still short of funds and the guillotine is reportedly set to drop on Bale’s contract.
Mourinho wants a winger and he couldn’t be clearer about it, having reiterated on multiple occasions, “I want an attacking player, especially one that can play through the wings to give me more attacking options.”
James Rodriguez, who was touted to fetch Los Blancos a good amount of dough, ended up moving to Bayern on a loan deal which has left them in a bind with Mbappe being valued in the ballpark of a ridiculous £160m.
The BBC (Bale, Benzema, Cristiano) trio have been the heartbeat of Real Madrid over the last few years. Together, they won three of the last four Champions League campaigns and the La Liga in 2016/17. This has led to the typical ‘Is a bird in the hand worth two in the bush?’ dilemma.
Mbappe is like gold dust in the market and every bigwig in Europe has set their sights on him. Although Real Madrid are thought to be the front runners for the Frenchman, he could quite possibly stave them off if he feels he is not going to get enough game time which is something on offer at PSG, Manchester City and Arsenal who are ready to roll the red carpet out for him. If Bale stays, Mbappe will find himself alternating with the Welshman who is easily one of the greatest attackers in the game.
Jose Mourinho is a huge fan of Bale and was recently caught on camera telling him, “I can’t buy you because you do not talk to me.”
Meanwhile, Man City will try and use Real’s need to raise funds to push through their own deal for Mbappe, and are awaiting a response from Monaco after lodging an official enquiry.
Pep Guardiola has already met with Mbappe and received positive vibes, and if City were to sensationally seal a deal for the teenager it would end United’s hopes of landing Bale given that Real would no longer need to sell.