Real Madrid lower asking price for Manchester United target Gareth Bale

Real Madrid lower asking price for Manchester United target Gareth Bale

Real Madrid lower asking price for Manchester United target Gareth Bale

"Keeping him fit is the problem, but if he's fit and playing he can be the difference between finishing third, fourth or fifth and winning it".

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "Bale has been heavily linked with a move away from the Bernabeu for some time and it's now looking likely he'll be back in the Premier League in a United shirt next season".

Bale became the most-expensive player on the planet in 2013, when he swapped Tottenham for Real Madrid in an £87m deal.

Bale has always maintained that he is content in Spain and, although Coleman admits he would urge the player to leave if he was ever unhappy, he believes it would not be the best idea for his career, and physical condition, to head back to England.

"I would like to see Gareth wherever he is going to be happy, that is what I would like".

"That's what I would like to see because where he is happy is where he plays great football".

"He comes with us, he is happy and we see an awesome player".

"OK he has picked up a lot of injuries but generally the Premier League is much tougher than La Liga in terms of the physicality". If he's happy in Madrid, fine.

"He shouldn't be somewhere where he doesn't feel happy".

This is one of those transfer reports which you nod your head to and say "yep, this all seems to add up nicely for everyone concerned". He's finding that out now, Bale.

"He is finding that out and now and it is a shame and a loss for Madrid".

AS calculates that Bale has suffered 19 injuries during his time with Los Blancos, and that has rendered inactive for 45% of the minutes that would have been available to him had he stayed match fit for his tenure with the club.