Thursday, 27 June 2019 | 15:14 WIB

Manchester United Loses Interest in Gareth Bale

Manchester United Loses Interest in Gareth Bale (tribuna)

MADRID, NETRALNEWSGareth Bale's future at Real Madrid is again speculated following the return of Zinedine Zidane as coach. It's no secret that Bale is not happy with Zidane who often benched him.

Not surprisingly, Bale is now reportedly looking for a new club because he does not want to re-warm the bench. One of the clubs he is aiming for is Manchester United. Last season, MU said they were interested in signing Bale. However, El Real prefers to release Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus rather than Bale.

Bale is currently training with his colleagues from the Wales national team in MU's training area at Carrington. Gossip also heated up that the former Tottenham player was getting closer to moving to Old Trafford. But reported by ESPN, the Red Devils themselves are currently not appetizing to buy the Welsh striker.

One reason is because the Red Devil squad is currently conducive in the dressing room, and does not want to disturb the stability of the team with the arrival of new players. Especially on the front lines, Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Alexis Sanchez are also on fire.

Plus, the amount of salary received by the Welshman is quite high and has the potential to cause jealousy in the middle of the squad. Bale receives a salary of 12 million euros per year, and of course no English club is willing to bring him because the price is exorbitant.

A number of media published in Spain often raise criticism of the quality of Bale's appearance, proven when Real Madrid were against Levante last month.

In that match, Bale refused to celebrate with his team-mates after executing a penalty on Levante's goal.

In fact, his teammate at Real Madrid, Thibaut Courtois also criticized because Bale was not present at the dinner together with his colleagues.

Former Real Madrid boss John Toshack, also of Wales, claims that Bale needs to learn Spanish to show respect for all the club's fans. Bale joined Real Madrid from Tottenham in the summer of 2013, and won four Champions League titles.