In Focus: Bale still good enough to be among Premier League’s best at United

As reported by The Express, Jose Mourinho is still interested in signing Gareth Bale from Real Madrid, but is willing to wait 12 months to get the deal done.

What’s the story?

Mourinho has already signed some key talent at Old Trafford this summer with the acquisitions of Romelu Lukaku and Victor Lindelof adding more depth to his Red Devils squad.

However, there’s one man still out there that can really bring their attacking set-up to the next level.

The Express say that Mourinho is planning to make a massive £90m move for Gareth Bale in 2018, although would still considering blowing his summer budget on the player this year if he becomes available.

Would a Bale return to the Premier League be a success?

Still one of the best

Despite falling down the pecking order under Zinedine Zidane and struggling with injuries at Real Madrid, it’d be silly to say Gareth Bale wouldn’t still be one of the best players in the Premier League should he make a return to England.

His problems at Real Madrid might mean his long-term future there is in doubt but he’s still been a great performer for the Spanish giants, scoring 67 goals in 150 appearances for the club from a range of attacking midfield and forward positions.

He would add a real spark to the Man United attack should he sign up at Old Trafford and could be the kind of player that takes their ambitions to the next level under Jose Mourinho.

If they can do a deal for him, whether it be this year or next, it’s something they should be prepared to go all out to get done.