Newcastle United are planning to launch a big bid to lure Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale to St James’ Park in the summer.
The Magpies are set to have new owners, with the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia interested in buying the Premier League side, and could have a huge cash injection to revamp their squad.
As per a report by Four Four Two, Newcastle United are one of the teams interested in signing Welsh international Gareth Bale, while David Beckham’s MLS side Inter Miami, and Tottenham Hotspur — Bale’s former club — are also keen on his signature. The Magpies could make a bid of around £53 million to sign the 30-year-old winger.
Bale, who has been with Madrid since 2013, will be allowed to leave the club. His contract with the Spanish giants expires in 2022.
Gareth Bale To Newcastle United – Right statement signing?
Gareth Bale has had a tumultuous relationship with Real Madrid’s fans as well as manager Zinedine Zidane, and it seems like he doesn’t have a future at the club.
The Welshman’s huge wages were a problem for clubs interested in signing him, but Newcastle United, under new owners, would be able to afford him.
Bale was once regarded as one of the best in the world in his position, and many expected him to be Madrid’s star player once Cristiano Ronaldo left. But, the Welsh international has not been able to do that due to injuries, as well as the locker room politics that he has had to deal with.
The former Spurs star would be a great statement signing for Newcastle United, who will be keen on challenging for the European places, if not the Premier League title, soon under their new owners.
The winger was exceptional during his spell in the Premier League with Tottenham, and after playing with and against some of the best in the world at Real Madrid, he will return to the league as a much more mature player.
Bale will bring goals, assists, and flair to a boring Newcastle United side, and would also be a huge statement of intent for Newcastle’s ambitious – and very rich – owners.
This move is a no-brainer for the Magpies as he can deliver on the pitch, while also being a sign of the direction in which the club wants to go under their would-be new owners.