There are three weeks left until the transfer window closes and Real Madrid have not lost hope of finding a new club for Gareth Bale. The player is also keen to find a solution that satisfies both his expectations and those of the club. According to The Times, Bale is open to joining Manchester United on loan. Another issue entirely however, would be for both clubs to agree on the conditions of a loan deal and that those conditions suit Bale, who is adamant about continuing to receive his 15 million euro post-tax salary. Bale’s close circle, according to the Times, view any loan move as unlikely but at Old Trafford, he remains an alternative if they fail to land Jadon Sancho.
In England, the feeling is that Gareth has a couple of years left in him at the top level. There is also the commercial aspect of signing Bale who is one of the stars on the new BT advert.
“For me, Bale needs to come back to the Premier League and start playing football again. I think he has a lot to offer and I think he will flourish for a couple of seasons if he goes to Manchester United,” former Spurs manager Tim Sherwood told Sky Sports at the weekend. But on one condition: “I’d go out and get Bale on a free transfer”.
That would enable United to keep their books in order by paying Bale 15 million euros net per season. The transfer market closes on 5 October and we will see how the situation develops.