Real Madrid power forward Gareth Bale will reportedly reject a new contract from Real Madrid, in favor of a move to the English Premier League.
The potential transfer has placed both Manchester United and Manchester City on high alert for his services, as Madrid look to be chasing Chelsea’s Eden Hazard. Reports said that Manchester United and City are both keen on adding the Wales international to their squad as they seek to compete more effectively in the league.
Italian publication TuttoMercatoWeb claims that the Wales international is ready to exit the Spanish giant and return to the Premier League. The 26-year-old striker has been in sensational form this season for Real Madrid, scoring 15 goals and providing 13 assists in 24 appearances in all competition this season.
The 26-year-old Bale was handed a central role by Rafa Benitez at the beginning of the campaign, but has been forced back to the wings following Zinedine Zidane’s takeover in January.
Bale was linked with a move back to Premier League last year before deciding to remain at Real Madrid, but Rafa Benitez’s exit has left his future in the Spanish side unclear.
Sources close to Bale claim that the winger has now set his sights on a sensational transfer to either Manchester United or Manchester City with Zidane making a bid for Chelsea’s Eden Hazard.
Real Madrid, which reached the Champions league semi-finals last night, are reportedly keen for Bale to sign a new contract until 2021, but the Wales international is tempted by a return to the Premier League. Reports said that Real plans to scoop Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard this summer if the Welshman does to leave the Bernabeau.
The 26-year-old Wales international could now be the prime target for both City’s Pep Guardiola and United’s Jose Mourinho, should the latter replace Louis van Gaal at Manchester United this summer.
Bale will be a fundamental part of their respective plans if they are able to sign the Wales international, but naturally it remains to be seen whether or not the ‘Special One’ firstly gets the job that Bale wants this summer.
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