Man Utd Reportedly Have ‘Unwritten Agreement’ to Sign Gareth Bale on One Condition

Manchester United could finally sign long-term target Gareth Bale this summer and all they have to do to make sure it happens is qualify for next season’s Champions League by any means possible. At least, that is the latest very bold claim from Diario Gol in Spain.

Bale has endured another injury hit season at the Bernabeu and, as such, Los Blancos president Florentino Perez is said to be increasingly frustrated because the €100m star hasn’t therefore been able to show that he is capable of eventually replacing Cristiano Ronaldo as the club’s talisman.

And that, so says Diario Gol, could throw the Welsh star into the arms of United. The news outlet suggests that Bale even has an ‘unwritten agreement’ with United boss Jose Mourinho and the Old Trafford hierarchy that he will join the club.

They must be in the Champions League, though. After Sunday’s defeat at the hands of Arsenal, United look set to miss out on a top four Premier League place and so will almost certainly have to win the Europa League to return to the elite table in 2017/18.

Exactly how much truth there are to Diario Gol’s wild claims remains to be seen. What is known is that United did seriously try and sign Bale from under the noses of Real back in 2013 and have been consistently linked with the former Southampton youth ever since.

It is now widely accepted that United actually offered Tottenham more money than Real did four years ago as Ed Woodward and the Glazer family looked to back new manager David Moyes with an enormous transfer budget, only for the player to choose Spain instead.

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