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Manchester United Bid €150M For Gareth Bale, Says Report

gareth bale1 Manchester United Bid €150M For Gareth Bale, Says Report

Manchester United bid €150million for Gareth Bale in the summer transfer window, according to a report today in L’Equipe newspaper.

On Friday, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti said:

I know that Tottenham had a higher bid than Real Madrid’s for Gareth Bale.”

L’Equipe reports that, according to their sources, Manchester United was the club who bid approximately €150million for Bale. In addition to United, Paris Saint-Germain was in the race to sign Bale, and was willing to offer €9million in annual wages compared to the €6million that Madrid offered.

Meanwhile, Gareth Bale is set to make his debut for Real Madrid today, away against Villarreal where he’s scheduled to play on the right wing. For viewers in the United States, the game will be shown live on beIN SPORT beginning at 3:55pm ET.

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7 Responses to Manchester United Bid €150M For Gareth Bale, Says Report

  1. Matt says:

    Thank God they didn’t accept. That’s a stupid amount of money for any player.

  2. Balboa77 says:

    What a change a kit can make on a player. Put him on a Tottenham kit and you think, “Europa League and loser supporters”. Good for Bale going on to bigger and better things!

  3. Rhys says:

    Thank God real Never accepted. Not even Worth €100 for me. €50 Max

  4. Dean Stell says:

    Egad….so glad that didn’t work out for United. He’s a nice player, but I also remember seeing Phil Jones pretty much neutralize him. That was a week or so after seeing Jones neutralize Fellaini and a week or so before seeing Jones NOT be able to neutralize Ronaldo. I think Bale is closer in value to Fellaini than to Ronaldo.

    I wonder if this is even true though. It’s hard to reconcile this with the stories that United wouldn’t go up a few million to finish the deal for Herrera. That doesn’t seem to jibe with this story about United flinging around 150MM offers.

    • MoyesvMouvPelli says:

      Totally agree. We were trying to be cheap wengerlike bastards because bilbao wanted 6 million more euros. Doesnt make sense at all.

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