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Gareth Bale leaving Real Madrid for Manchester United is ‘ridiculous’, insists his agent

The Welshman's agent rubbishes rumours of Bale moving away from Madrid

Gareth Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett has called transfer speculation surrounding the player’s departure “ridiculous” and “stupid”.

The Real Madrid forward has been linked with a move to Manchester United, after Jose Mourinho hugged and joked about signing the winger last Sunday.

Bale's agent claims rumours of his move away are 'ridiculous'

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Gareth Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett claims rumours of his move away are ‘ridiculous’

The Madrid winger is the winner of three Champions League medals in four seasons

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The Real Madrid winger is the winner of three Champions League medals in four seasons

Before United’s 2-1 win on penalties over Madrid, Mourinho said to Bale: “I can’t buy you because you don’t talk to me”.

The rumours are intensifying, as Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane refused to rule out the Welsh winger leaving the club

The Frenchman said: “I hope everyone remains. I want everyone who is here now to stay.

“But anything can happen right up until August 31.”

However, Bale’s agent remains insistent that the speculation is nothing but talk.

Real’s reported £161m bid for Kylian Mbappe sparked further rumours that one of the BBC, Benzema, Bale or Cristiano Ronaldo could be on their way out of the Spanish capital.

The movements of Kylian Mbappe could leave the door open for Bale to leave Madrid

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The movements of Kylian Mbappe could leave the door open for Bale to leave Madrid

Zidane hasn't ruled out a move away from Spain for Bale

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Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane hasn’t ruled out a move away from Spain for Bale

United had a chance of signing Bale in 2007 when the youngster was plying his trade at full-back for Southampton.

Instead the Welsh winger moved to Tottenham, where he grew into the forward role.

The Red Devils had another opportunity to recruit the 28-year-old, but were outbid with a then world-record fee of £85m by Real Madrid.

The Welshman was deployed as a full-back in his youth, before making the switch to the wing at Tottenham

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The Welshman was deployed as a full-back in his youth, before making the switch to the wing at Tottenham

Mourinho remains a big admirer of the Welsh forward

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Mourinho remains a big admirer of the Welsh forward

Despite spending the majority of last season on the physio table, Bale has still managed to win an impressive three Champions League medals in his four years with the Galacticos.

Regardless of the comments of his agent, Mourinho – who is a great admirer of the forward – will continue to keep both eyes open on the Welshman’s movements.


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