And the Southampton youth product’s agent Jonathan Barnett reckons Bale could see out his playing days in the Spanish capital.
And the agent of the world’s most expensive player was happy to share his opinions, although he dismissed suggestions that the move failed due to some form of conspiracy or dodgy dealing.
The Mirror is reporting that “a high-level source at Old Trafford” stated that even after the De Gea transfer collapse, Manchester United and Real Madrid will not halt business with each other.
“He loves it there and things are going well for him“. He badly wants to see Real Madrid and himself achieve certain targets, which he has always wanted ever since we first got together.
“That was complete rubbish”, he said. “I don’t think there is any Machiavellian plot, I just think someone has made a stupid mistake”, he insisted.
“It is the boy who suffers”.
Barnett also believes Bale is nearly at the level of Madrid talisman Ronaldo. “I don’t know who is to blame but it is certainly not the player”.
At 30 years old, this insane fee is hard to conceive but the brand that Ronaldo would bring with him alone is sure to have some degree of sway in his value to a club.
Barnett’s views on the current transfer window system made for interesting reading, as he suggested the time has come to end the restrictions on player movement.
According to an exclusive from the Sunday Mirror’s Simon Mullock, 26-year-old forward Bale will be United’s “main priority” come 2016, with the Red Devils increasingly confident they can land the Wales worldwide.