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Sport How close Man United came to signing Gareth Bale: 'We had the helicopter ready'

02:16  19 september  2020
02:16  19 september  2020 Source:   walesonline.co.uk

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Manchester United had a helicopter ready to bring Gareth Bale to Old Trafford during the summer of 2013, claims David Moyes, but the Red Devils were beaten to a prized signature by Real ‘ Man Utd had a helicopter ready for Bale ’ – Moyes reveals how close he came to stopping Real Madrid move.

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We had tried to entice him to come to Manchester United .” Asked whether United had prepared a helicopter in case they agreed a deal to sign Gareth Bale “During the season I had met Toni Kroos and we agreed that Toni Kroos would come to Manchester United before he went to Real Madrid.

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Bale is heading back to Spurs on loan from Real Madrid - seven years after his then-world record £85million move to the Bernabeu.

Manchester United were keen to land the Wales superstar and now David Moyes - their manager at the time - has revealed just how close they came.

Moyes - now West Ham United boss - told Sky Sports: "I was hoping that he (Bale) wouldn't have left Spurs in the first place to go to Madrid, because when I was Manchester United manager, we had agreed to try to take him to Manchester United.

"We were very, very close to getting him before he went to Real Madrid.

"I was trying to make him one of my first signings at Manchester United - I just couldn't talk him out of going to Real Madrid at the time.

"He's been away a while. I'm sure he's enjoyed his time at Real Madrid. He's had great success, when you look at the amount of Champions League medals he's coming back with.

"I think it's good for the Premier League - but I wish he hadn't left (Spurs). I hoped he would have joined me at Manchester United at that time."

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Gareth Bale is hungry as ever, Manchester United should NOT sign Jadon Sancho and James Gareth immediately took my breath away. We had brilliant players then, such as Luka Modric I hope it comes up trumps. How good are Everton? I think James Rodriguez is the dog’ s biscuits, if I’m honest.

Asked if United had held talks with Bale about a move to Old Trafford back in 2013, Moyes replied: "Yeah, we did. I think we even had a helicopter at the training ground waiting to go down and get him at one point.

"I think we had a bigger offer in and we had sorted things out but I think his heart was already on going to Real Madrid at the time."


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Gareth Bale is one of several options on the table with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer determined to bring in a right-sided forward before the transfer window closes next month. If United go for Bale they are likely to propose a loan which would allow them to try again for Sancho at the end of the season. © Provided by Daily Mail © Provided by Daily Mail A move to Old Trafford appeals to the Welshman although he would prefer a longer deal that means he wouldn't be in the same situation at the age of 32 next summer.

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