According to reports The Daily Star yesterday evening, David De Gea’s failed move to Real Madrid has ended Manchester United’s chances of signing long-term winger target Gareth Bale.
The Red Devils accepted a last minute bid for their PFA Player of the Year nominated No.1 from the Bernabeu outfit, believed to be around £29million plus Los Blancos No.1 Keylor Navas in exchange.
But administration for the deal wasn’t completed before La Liga’s transfer window slammed shut at 11pm on August 31st, resulting in two completely different accounts of why the transfer collapsed as Real Madrid and Manchester United point the finger at each other.
And according to The Daily Star, the Spain international’s failed move could have huge implications on the Red Devils’ planned transfer activity over the next few windows.
Their sustained interest in former Tottenham star and PFA Player of the Year Gareth Bale, who moved to the Bernabeu for a whopping £87million in 2013, has been well-documented; but Real Madrid are allegedly no longer prepared to do business with the Old Trafford outfit.
The Daily Star quote a ‘United source’ as saying; “I don’t think they (Real Madrid) will be too keen to do business with us again considering the way this has gone.” They follow up by claiming Florentino Perez has informed colleagues that he doesn’t intend to work with United for the rest of his reign as club president.