Welsh wing wizard Gareth Bale has said that if he leaves Real Madrid this summer he wants to move back to the Premier League.
This news – reported in The Mirror – will come as a boost to Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, who is believed to want to bring the midfielder to Old Trafford.
But it will be a blow to German champions Bayern Munich, who were thought to be lining the 28-year-old up as a replacement for ageing stars Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery.
However, Bale’s fate remains undecided as they search for a new manager following Zinedine Zidane’s shock departure.
Bale is said to have made it clear he intended to leave Real – despite winning his third Champions League title in a row – this summer some weeks ago. He hadn’t been a regular starter under Zidane and is believed to want to move on to get more game time.
But any potential move is off until a new manager is installed and has made his plans clear. Plus, he will cost a heavy fee – maybe up to £175 million, according to some reports, which would put off many potential suitors.