Manchester United should NOT sign Gareth Bale from Real Madrid


Reports suggest that Manchester United are interested in signing Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale. Here’s why this would be a terrible idea.

Manchester United want to sign Gareth Bale on loan from Real Madrid, according to reports.

The La Liga club is desperate to get rid of the Welsh international this summer, as manager Zinedine Zidane has a poor relationship with him, and has made it clear he has no future at the Bernabeu.

According to The Mirror, United have rejected Madrid’s asking price of £75million, as have their Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur – who Bale played for previously.

Nevertheless, it is understood that the Red Devils are prepared to sign the winger on a season-loan instead, with an option to extend by a further 12 months.

Although this would certainly be better than paying a hefty transfer fee up front, I still wouldn’t take Gareth Bale at Old Trafford.

The 29-year-old should be reaching his prime right about now. However, his stats suggest otherwise, as he managed just eight goals and three assists in 29 La Liga appearances last season – hardly world-class numbers.

What’s more is that Bale is constantly out injured for Madrid. With United already having so many injury-prone players themselves, would it be wise to add yet another addition to squad who misses large chunks of the season?

However, the most important reason why we shouldn’t sign the Wales international is the fact that he doesn’t fit Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s transfer strategy this summer.

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Indeed, the manager has expressed his interest in signing young British talent – and has done so already with the recent announcement that Swansea City have allowed Daniel James to complete a move to Old Trafford.

James, who also plays for Wales, is eight years younger than Bale and, if he improves on a few key areas, has the potential to develop into a world-class player.

Bale, on the other hand, is a player who is clearly past it but would still cost us a fortune anyway due to his high wage demands. United should stop signing players like this and instead look acquire more young players such as James.

This transfer strategy will pay off in the long run, as these signings will be relatively cheap and will help fill up the holes we have in our squad. Splashing the cash on one big-name signing wouldn’t solve our issues.

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So let Bale go back to Tottenham, I say. We don’t need another flop at United.