After Gareth Bale’s jaw-dropping bicycle kick at the Champions League final last Saturday against Liverpool, Real Madrid released their price to anyone who likes to bring in the Welshman to their team. This gave Manchester United a shock of a lifetime.
Coming off from the bench as a substitute, the man of the evening played an unmatched performance, scoring one of the finest kicks in European football history.
With Bale scoring two out of three points for the Spanish club, every other major football club has shown interest for the winger, when Bale himself hinted he would leave Real Madrid if he’s not given more playing time in the field.
During an interview with BT Sport, Bale said, “I’m sure we’ll sit down at the table and see what’s for the best. For me personally, I feel like I should be playing week in, week out and I haven’t been.”
“I’ve been doing well, scoring goals, but I haven’t been playing as much as I would like so, as I said, I am going to have to sit down over the summer and seriously consider what we do next,” he added.
The Daily Star also reports that Bale will be allowed to leave, only if an offer of £200 million is made. This will surpass the record of PSG paying £198 million for Neymar. Currently, the Spanish club is keen on keeping Bale in their team.
Because of this, Man Utd will find this move expensive, even though Bale himself desires to move to Old Trafford, home of United. If this happens, United will find it difficult to secure Bale’s income, making it the fourth most high-priced in Europe. The top three are Neymar, Lionel Messi, and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Despite Manchester United being the richest football club in the world, £650,000 a week or £33.8 million a year is way beyond the Premier League club’s budget. Bale would have to take a considerable pay cut if he will join United.