Man Utd Offer 27-Year-Old La Liga Superstar Huge £16.7m-A-Year Contract
Manchester United have made a late play to try and lure Gareth Bale away from Real Madrid after offering the Welshman a lucrative deal worth £16.7m-a-year
The summer transfer window is now closed for another year but it’s not time to look back on those deals that didn’t go through and those that are being lined-up for the future. Today, Man Utd make their move to land Gareth Bale….
Manchester United have made a late play to try and lure Gareth Bale away from Real Madrid after offering the Welsh superstar a lucrative deal worth £16.7m-a-year, according to reports in Spain via the Express.
United have long been linked with a move for Bale and reportedly missed out when he made a then world-record £85m move to Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur three years ago.
Bale has been a big success at the Bernabeu having scored 60 goals and provided a further 46 assists in his 125 appearances to help the Spanish giants win two Champions League trophies and one Copa del Rey.
There have always been rumours suggesting that the Welsh international could be tempted by a return to the Premier League but Bale looked set to end that speculation after edging closer to agreeing a new big-money deal with Madrid [source: Mirror].
However, the Mirror are citing reports coming out of Spain that claim United have now made a last ditch attempt to derail that agreement after offering the attacker a lucrative contract of their own.
The newspaper says that United chiefs have made contact with Bale’s agent, Jonathan Barnett, and made it clear they are willing to offer the 27-year-old a bumper deal worth £16.7m-a-year to leave Madrid for Old Trafford.
That kind of contract would be worth significantly more than Madrid are prepared to pay as president Florentino Perez recently confirmed that their offer to Bale is worth ‘much less’ than £14.2m.
When asked whether they were going to make Bale the clubs second highest earner behind Cristiano Ronaldo, Perez is quoted as saying by the Mirror:
“Not on €17m (£14.2m) net per year, much less.”
We’ll have to wait and see how things develop over the coming months but it appears United are willing to hand Bale a significant pay rise if he makes the move to Old Trafford.
Obviously no deal can be done any time soon as the transfer window is shut and there is virtually no chance United would be able to sign Bale in January so any potential transfer would have to wait until next summer.
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You’d expect that any deal would have to break the world transfer record which United recently set with the signing of Paul Pogba but the Red Devils are one of only a handful of clubs who could afford such a fee, so this is certainly one deal we should be keeping a close eye on.
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