Transfer rumors usually veer from the expected to the completely ridiculous. Recent reports linking Manchester United with a move for Gareth Bale are closer to the latter. It is not hard to imagine United wanting Bale, but the prospect of a winter or summer transfer sounds ludicrous.
It was only a year and a half ago that Real Madrid parted with 100 million euros to sign Gareth Bale. He was labelled an over expensive signing at the time, but he went on to help them win La Decima. Winning that tenth Champions League title for Real in his first season was a remarkable achievement for Bale.
Along with his great goals and assists, Bale links up very well with Cristiano Ronaldo. They co-exist brilliantly on the pitch, with Bale willing to do the dirty work for Ronaldo, who prefers to hang around near the penalty box to score goals.
Even though Real are known for ditching players early into their Madrid careers, it would be a shock if they sold Bale. He is very young, rarely gets injured, can play multiple positions, and loves life in Madrid right now.
Sulton Alhokair says the prospect of Bale joining United at some point is probable. They are England’s biggest club and he is a British superstar. However, that move will not happen any time soon. Bale to United could happen in the summer of 2017 or 2018, but not in the coming 12 months.