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| Why Manchester United should not allow Jose Mourinho to sign Gareth Bale
sbo bz sbobet After a season so lacking in attacking spark and creativity, it is hardly surprising that Jose Mourinho has allowed himself to become preoccupied with Gareth Bale once again. The Welshman’s stunning cameo in Kiev, in which he scored arguably the greatest goal ever seen in a Champions League final, was infused with the very palpable sense of electricity that has been missing at Manchester United. But while Bale’s bicycle kick highlighted exactly what United lack, Mourinho will feel his comments afterwards also offered an immediate solution.
For the very first time, Bale suggested that he would consider leaving Real Madrid. Previously he has spoken about his love of the Spanish capital and rebuffed any approaches, but just 24 starts from a possible 62 matches has changed that stance. Despite that lack of game time, and past rebuttals, he still has a fan in Manchester. Speaking last summer, Mourinho said: ‘If he is not in the club’s plans… I will try to be waiting for him on the other side and fight with other coaches that would want him.’ The United manager is still waiting.
United, however, have moved on. Both the club’s hierarchy and their manager understood the need to sign a special player, a superstar, and after missing out on Bale last summer they instead turned to Alexis Sanchez in January. Like Bale – who turns 29 the day after the World Cup final – he is an end-of-peak-years forward on enormous wages. Quite apart from how both players would be shoe-horned into the same side, the more pressing issue is how they could afford to be in the same squad. sbo bz sbobet
Real’s own Galactico-heavy team of the noughties owed much to the so-called Beckham Law which capped the tax ceiling for foreign talent at just 24%, around half what Spaniards on six-figure-plus incomes pay. That afforded players a far larger take-home salary, and, while those laws and loopholes are being tightened, which has seen the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo taken to court, the big two in Spain are still operating on a different playing field to many of their major European rivals, save for PSG’s Neymar deal.
Bale currently earns around £650,000-a-week, behind only Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar, which works out at £33.8m a year. Sanchez, despite being the highest earner in the Premier League, earns closer to £20m a year. Throw in a reported £200m transfer fee that Real will demand, plus agent fees, bonuses and a signing-on fee, and United are looking at a total package across the four-year deal Bale would demand in excess of £336m. That is seismic even for a club as rich as United, not to mention the issues it might create with the rest of United’s top earners. sbo bz sbobet