Real Madrid lower asking price for Manchester United target Gareth Bale

Annette Crawford
November 14, 2017

The 28-year-old just can not seem to string games together at the moment, and has played just nine out of los Blancos 19 matches in all competitions so far.

Bale has been hugely successful at Real since he moved to the club from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013 for a then-world-record fee of £85 million.

Zinedine Zidane was understood to have wanted rid of Bale last summer as he targeted French wonderkid Kylian Mbappe, but made a decision to keep the faith after missing out on him. Coleman has urged Bale to only stay at Real, if he is content with his life at the Spanish capital club.

The report says Madrid will look to replace Bale with a young player, ideally Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe.

While that's a considerable drop on Bale's value last summer, Madrid are likely to still see value in the deal for a player that's missed almost 60% of matches since moving to Spain. "He comes with us, he is happy and we see an fantastic player", the Mirror quoted Coleman as saying.

Reports in Spain have suggested that Real are ready to cash in on the £85million-rated winger and Coleman wants the player to go where he is happy.

"Wherever he is not happy then he shouldn't be there". If not, he should go and play somewhere where he is happy.

Coleman added: "Sometimes the harder you work to get back, the longer it takes you to get back because you pick up niggles".

"It's a shame really, he'll be a loss for them [Real Madrid] and we need him now also".

Per Adam Shergold for MailOnline, the 28-year-old Bale has missed 40 of Real's last 60 matches, and he has just picked up another blow, which is likely to see him out for the rest of the year. "We're always a stronger force when you have someone like that in your ranks".

"OK he has picked up a lot of injuries but generally the Premier League is much tougher than La Liga in terms of the physicality".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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