Gareth Bale likely to stay at Real Madrid amidst Manchester United interest

Real Madrid sensation Gareth Bale is likely to stay at the club for a long term despite reported interest from English giants Manchester United.

By Rajdeep Saha | Last Updated: Dec 26, 2014, 16:51 PM IST
Gareth Bale likely to stay at Real Madrid amidst Manchester United interest

New Delhi: Real Madrid sensation Gareth Bale is likely to stay at the club for a long term despite reported interest from English giants Manchester United.

According to reports, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez wants Bale for a long time at the club and is likely not to review any offers for him. It was also reported that United are planning to lure Bale to Old Trafford in summer 2015 for a massive world record £120m fee.

But United's move looks unlikely as the club have a fleet of attacking players and moreover Real will not let their star man leave after just two seasons with the club. The Welshman has been vital for them and alongside Cristiano Ronaldo has been a prime force in Real's attack.

Even if United do bid it is given that Perez will hold on to Bale. After having earlier sold Angel di Maria and Mesut Ozil, the Los Blancos will not be tempted to sell the 25-year-old Bale too.

Earlier, Spanish newspapers were carrying the news that English giants Manchester United are the likely suitors leading the race for Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale.

Louis van Gaal wants a proven winger and is interested in getting the world's costliest player. Bale had moved to Real Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013 for a world record of £85m as he ditched United in favour of playing for his dream club.

The United section believe that they could get Bale as rumours state that the 25-year-old is unhappy at Real despite their dream run and good performances. Bale has scored 33 goals for Real in 66 matches across all competitions in his time at the club so far.

The former Spurs man has also won four trophies with the Los Blancos and has repeatedly suggested that he is really happy at the club. Rumours also ran for a moment that Real are planning to use the hefty sum for Bale's move to United on several players whom they feel could help them.