Many will have dismissed Man United’s reported interested in Gareth Bale as just paper talk.
But as the January transfer window nears closer, it’s becoming more and more clear that United really are interested in bringing the world’s most expensive player back to the Premier League.
Bale set the world alight in his first season at Real, but has struggled to make a similar impact this time around, with Spaniard Isco regularly keeping him out of the side.
And despite his initial impact, Bale hasn’t exactly got the support of the Real fans. A poll of 30,000 fans revealed that 53% of the Bernabeu faithful would sell him to Man United.
Well that’s that, then. Get your cheque book out, Louis Van Gaal…
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