Gareth Bale is finally ready to leave Real Madrid and Manchester United are on alert, according to reports.
Bale is “angry” and “fed up” at the Spanish giants and wants to leave the club, according to BBC Radio 5 Live’s Guillem Balague and is ready to quit the Bernabeu after almost leaving in the summer.
The Welsh winger appeared certain to be on his way out of the Bernabeu over the summer, with boss Zinedine Zidane openly admitting it was in everyone’s best interests for him to leave, but no club could meet his demands.
Since then Bale has scored twice in seven matches, but he was left out of the squad for last week’s Champions League game against Club Bruges, before returning to the starting line-up for the 4-2 win against Granada on Saturday.
However, Bale has apparently had enough.
“Gareth Bale is fed up,” said Balague. “He can do this no longer. At a time when he began to stand out, knowing that as he plays matches his fitness would be sharpened, he suddenly had to watch the game against Bruges in the stands. Nobody knows why.
“He is angry, confused. When Zidane returned to the club, he decided he did not want Bale, without anyone having offered a clear reasoning.”
It’s worth pointing out that the BBC’s report does not mention Manchester United, but ESPN report that United “have been encouraged by the news”.
Apparently “the news will alert United”, who have of course been mentioned as potential suitors for the 30-year-old in the last few years.