Over the past three-weeks, the rumours that Manchester United are preparing to make an official bid for Gareth Bale from Real Madrid have not gone away. Louis van Gaal and Ed Woodward are rumoured to be happy to spend £120million in an attempt to bring the former Tottenham Hotspur winger over to Old Trafford, rumours that today have been squashed, unless Manchester United want to spend an amazing £1billion on a player…
On the Monday before Christmas, European journalist Guillem Balague confirmed that stories of Gareth Bale to Manchester United are way off the mark, also confirming that Real Madrid have a buy out clause in Bale’s contract, a buy out clause for ONE BILLION POUNDS! – That is not a typo.
Manchester United made an official offer for Bale when he was at Tottenham, an offer which then was in the region of £100million plus Javier Hernandez, an offer that was turned down by the player himself as he wanted to live his dream in playing for Real Madrid. The latest revelations regarding his buy-out clause surely brings to an end the ‘Bale to United’ rumours.
Bale's buy out clause is £1b. Not sure where the stories about Manchester United come from, but I understand there is no truth in it.
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) December 22, 2014