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Manchester United Finally Close In On Deal For Major Superstar

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Manchester United may have finally clinched a deal to sign a player they have been linked with for years. Gareth Bale has seen his extraordinary Real Madrid career fizzle out this season, with inevitable links to Premier League clubs refusing to go away. Chelsea and Liverpool have been credited with an interest in the Welshman, but the Red Devils appear to have won the race for his signature.

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Manchester United may have finally clinched a deal to sign a player they have been linked with for years. Gareth Bale has seen his extraordinary Real Madrid career fizzle out this season, with inevitable links to Premier League clubs refusing to go away.

Chelsea and Liverpool have been credited with an interest in the Welshman, but the Red Devils appear to have won the race for his signature.

Manchester United may have finally clinched a deal to sign a player they have been linked with for years. Gareth Bale has seen his extraordinary Real Madrid career fizzle out this season, with inevitable links to Premier League clubs refusing to go away. Chelsea and Liverpool have been credited with an interest in the Welshman, but the Red Devils appear to have won the race for his signature.

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Bale joined Real for a then world record fee of £85million from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013, and he has played a vital role in helping Los Blancos win four Champions League crowns in the last five years.

But he has always been mentioned in the same sentence as United, who are in desperate need of a new right winger. Bizarrely, politics could mean the 29-year-old makes the move to Old Trafford, with Brexit likely to mean 800,000 British citizens, including Bale, will need ‘permission’ to stay in EU countries.

He became a crucial member of Carlo Ancelotti’s side before he was sacked, with Rafael Benitez also making him a key player, but Zinedine Zidane often looked elsewhere in big games. Bale scored a wonderful goal in the Champions League final, but after considering his future in the summer, he has made just 15 appearances in La Liga this season, scoring four goals under both Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari.

With winning the league effectively impossible, Real will likely look to revamp the squad after they hire a new permanent head coach in the summer. Given his age and lack of form, Bale could be one of the first men out of the door.

But the situation at Manchester United is hardly set in stone, either, as they too are looking to hire a new manager in the summer. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is currently in charge there, but a new man could be found, with Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino and Bale’s old boss Zidane reportedly in the running.

Were the latter to take the job, it would be interesting to see if that would impact any deal. Also, Bale may have to sacrifice Champions League football if he makes the switch.

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