Coentrao may be keen on a move to a new club as he has only made 13 appearances in all competitions for Madrid this season and could be included as part of a player-plus-cash deal between the two clubs, according to Jose Felix Diaz of Marca.
Meanwhile, rumours of Bale leaving the Spanish capital have been growing rapidly and United legend Gary Neville has urged Louis Van Gaal to try his utmost to bring the Welshman back to the Premier League.Embed from Getty Images
“Once a player only has a year left on his contract, Manchester United have a decision to make if Real do come for him, as it looks like they will,” Neville said on his Sky Sports podcast.
“Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool will all want Gareth Bale. So if you are going to give Real a player, I think it would make sense to try and get Bale and steal him in return for De Gea.”
Although the Red Devils will be desperate to hold on to De Gea’s services, Neville believes there is nothing they can do to stop him leaving for the Spanish giants.
“With his form this season I was always hopeful he’d stay, but with the wave of noise in the press it just looked to have an inevitability about it.”Embed from Getty Images
Man United have already secured the services of Dutch winger Memphis Depay from PSV Eindhoven and with Falcao unlikely to be signed on a permanent basis and Di Maria struggling for form, chasing the signature of Bale is likely to be a major priority.
With United valuing De Gea at approximately £30 million, it’s likely they would still have to pay a significant transfer fee to persuade Real to sell the Welsh international, especially if Coentrao is included as part of the deal.
Would a deal that brings Bale and Coentrao to Old Trafford at the cost of David De Gea heading the other way be a good move for Manchester United?