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Bale May Join Manchester United



If Manchester United qualifies for the Champions League next season, Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale will join the club.

According to Yahoo Sports sourcing the information from Newsweek, Bale, 27, has proved successful in the Spanish club since his move from Tottenham Hotspur for £85.3 million ($110.4 million) in the summer of 2013.

But his 2016-17 season has been disrupted by injury—a calf problem picked up in Real’s 2-1 Champions League victory over Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena on April 12 is the latest in a series of setbacks that have blighted the Wales international’s season.

And now the suggestion is that he could be on his way out as early as this summer. Spanish newspaper, Diario Gol, described Bale’s future as “uncertain in Real Madrid owing to recurring injury problems.

The right winger could therefore not serve as an alternative to Cristiano Ronaldo which was the main reason he brought by Real Madrid President, Florentino Perez


Manchester United competed with Real for Bale’s signature in summer 2013, when David Moyes took over from Sir Alex Ferguson.

Now Diario Gol claims there is an “unwritten agreement” between Bale and Mourinho to take him to Old Trafford.

But any deal is contingent on United qualifying for the Champions League next season. Currently fifth in the Premier League with three games remaining, its best chance of qualification now lies in winning the Europa League.

United faces Celta Vigo in the semi-final second leg of that competition on Thursday at Old Trafford, holding a 1-0 lead from the first game.


Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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