Duncan Castles claims Man United are ‘definitely interested’ in top La Liga star

Manchester United have a concrete interest in signing Real Madrid star Gareth Bale this summer, according to Duncan Castles

Transfer Agent
By Transfer Agent
Real Madrid star Gareth Bale Photo: Gareth Bale / Instagram

Manchester United are “definitely interested” in signing Gareth Bale from Real Madrid this summer, according to Duncan Castles.

The Red Devils have been regularly linked with a move to sign the Wales international over the past five seasons since missing out on his signature back in 2013.

Bale has won four Champions League titles, the La Liga crown and the Copa del Rey since his £85.7m switch to Real Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur.

However, the 29-year-old spent most of the 2017-18 season on the bench or sideline with injury to fuel speculation surrounding his future.

Bale ended the campaign with a flurry and came off the bench to score twice in Real Madrid’s 3-1 win against Liverpool FC in the Champions League final.

Zinedine Zidane’s resignation has given the Welsh forward a lifeline in the Spanish capital amid reported interest from Bayern Munich and Manchester United.

Sunday Times reporter Castles confirmed that Bale is a genuine target for Manchester United in the summer transfer window.

“Man United are definitely interested,” Castles told the Transfer Window podcast. “Mourinho tried to sign him last summer. Bale resisted and didn’t do anything to help or facilitate a move.

“If Real Madrid say yes to it, which they are likely to, and Bale says yes to it, which is undecided, Man United will need to redraw their transfer plans.

“They didn’t plan to sign an attacking player of his status.”

The Red Devils signed Brazil international Fred in a reported £52m deal from Ukrainian Premier League champions Shakhtar Donetsk earlier this week.

Manchester United made Portuguese teenage defender Diogo Dalot their second summer signing.

MORE: Latest Manchester United news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Follow @thesportreview on Instagram

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Jermaine Jenas
BT Sport pundit sends message to Chelsea FC board after Bournemouth defeat
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
‘Too strong’: Harry Redknapp states his prediction for Man United v Everton
Jurgen Klopp
‘He’s one of the best’: Jose Mourinho sends message to Liverpool FC boss Jurgen Klopp
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Man United confident of signing quality 19-year-old winger – report
Jurgen Klopp
Xherdan Shaqiri sends message to Liverpool FC boss Jurgen Klopp
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer drops hint about Man United signings in January
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Jurgen Klopp
‘He’s one of the best’: Jose Mourinho sends message to Liverpool FC boss Jurgen Klopp
Novak Djokovic
Who plays where ahead of Australian Open? Wawrinka, Sharapova, Djokovic, Nadal, Medvedev first from blocks
Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool FC owner’s wife reacts to the 2-0 win over Watford