Manchester United are weighing up a loan move for Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale, according to reports in the English media.
The Red Devils are looking at potential short-term solutions if they can’t sign Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho before the transfer window closes, and they are now seriously looking at signing the Wales international on a temporary basis.
For many fans on Twitter, it feels like a time warp to three years ago when Bale was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford, and many now feel the player is over the hill:
I can't believe this #GlazersOut
— Nandan [SDMN] (@NandanAnnamraju) September 14, 2020
I wanna throw up
— Buster 🇸🇪 (@BusterEriksson) September 14, 2020
people need to face reality now
— The Futbol Donny (@EzekielElijahJ1) September 14, 2020
How in the world are we willing to pay 80 mil for a fridge but not get sancho
— kalv🔰 (@KalvRobinson) September 14, 2020
I heard instead of wages bale will just have golf clubs and be able to have all the golf courses in Manchester for free
— Oliver c (@Oliver_Craig12) September 14, 2020
— Jazz🔴 (@_jazz_s1) September 14, 2020
Sanchez Mk2. No thanks.
— Salas (@MrFootball14) September 14, 2020
Ffs we don't want bale
— Fahad Lubega 🇺🇬 (@Realfahad256) September 14, 2020
If we buy Bale, I'm cancelling my membership and will stop buying any merchandise. This is becoming a joke.
— Ebenezer Michael (@ebeyah) September 14, 2020
Real are said to be keen to offload the Welshman on a permanent deal, with some reports suggesting they would sell him for €20m but United are only interested in signing the player on loan.
It looks like a similar deal to the one that saw United snap up Odion Ighalo last January and it is certainly not what fans would have been hoping for, considering they were expecting Sancho to sign instead.