bwin have cut the price on Manchester United signing Tottenham Hotspur forward Gareth Bale after reports this morning suggested that the club are to make the Welsh star their number one transfer priority – if they fail to land Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo.
It is thought that the Glazer family are to give new manager David Moyes, who replaced the retired Sir Alex Ferguson at the end of the season, a significant transfer kitty this summer to help him shape the squad he wants in what will be a transitional season for the club.
While it is reported that United’s number one priority is to bring Ronaldo back to Old Trafford – bwin currently make that a 5/2 chance and you can check the latest odds on that market by clicking here – the club are said today to be considering a move for Bale should it become clear that their former No.7 will be staying in Madrid.
And amid reports this morning that this is the case and United are planning a world-record £85 million bid for the PFA Player of the Year – eclipsing the £30 million they paid for Dimitar Berbatov from Tottenham in 2008 – bwin have cut the price on Bale leaving White Hart Lane for Old Trafford from 7/1 to 5/1.
Of course, Real Madrid maintain a strong interest in Bale, with club president Florentino Perez and sporting director Zinedine Zidane speaking publicly about the possible transfer, and bwin still see Los Blancos as the favourites to be the Welshman’s next club, making it a 5/4 chance he moves to the Bernabeu this summer.
Paris Saint-Germain, who were also linked with a world-record bid for the man who hit 31 goals for Spurs and Wales last season, are 7/1 to sign Bale, while Manchester City are 11/1.
If you think Bale will still be at Tottenham on September 1st, you can back that outcome at 3/5.