Man Utd set to sign Gareth Bale this summer
Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale is set to join Manchester United this summer, according to Jose Mourinho’s biographer.
Author Rob Beasley, who wrote a book on the United boss, claims he has heard “whispers” that the Bale deal is on the cards for the end of the season.
The Wales international, aged 28, has been linked with a move to Old Trafford since before his 2013 move to Madrid. United were in the running to sign him from Tottenham Hotspur at that stage, but he opted for a switch to the Bernabeu instead.
With Bale having never fully won over Los Blancos’ fanbase, despite helping them win three Champions League titles, he has been frequently linked with United throughout his time in Spain.
The deal could finally materialise next year. Zinedine Zidane’s Madrid side are currently out of contention in La Liga and are set to rebuild ahead of the 2018/19 campaign.
Injury-hit Bale could be among those to be offloaded.