According to El Confidencial, Manchester United are preparing a $135 million offer for Real Madrid star Gareth Bale.
The Red Devils have long been interested in the world’s most expensive player, who arrived in Madrid three years ago from Tottenham at the cost of $113 million.
The Welsh star has reportedly asked Real Madrid president Florentino Perez to leave the cub, however Real Madrid own Bale through 2019. Sources indicate that Bale is keen on the idea of a return to the Premier League.
An early exit would surely cost potential suitors an arm and a leg. Realistically, there’s only a handful of clubs that can afford to shell out that much coin on one player.
However, the Premier League’s new TV deal kicks in next year, which will totally reshape the transfer market.
The deal, worth over $7 billion, means a lot more money in the pockets of all 20 teams in the Premier League.
Coupled with the proliferation of the Chinese Super League and the rise of billionaire owners, the transfer market has never been as inflated as it is right now.
While it seem crazy to pay $135 million for one player, you can argue that the $113 million Real Madrid paid to acquire Bale from Tottenham was money well spent.
Real Madrid have won the Champions League twice since Gareth Bale arrived three years ago.
Say what you will about his shitty haircuts, but there’s no denying that Bale is one of the best footballers on the planet.
He’s got the second most dangerous left foot in the game and he’s only 26.
Yes, the price tag on Bale is insanely high. But you get what you pay for. If he ends up at Manchester United, they’ll be the odds-on favorite to win the Premier League.
Add the secret ingredient, a little Jose Mourhinho into the mix, and you’ve got the recipe for the most exciting bundt cake the Premier League’s seen since Sir Alex got out the kitchen.
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