If Man United beat Chelsea and Man City to Gareth Bale, will it win them the title?

first_imgRumours persist that Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale could be on his way back to the Premier League this summer, with Manchester United front-runners for the Welshman’s signature ahead of Chelsea and Manchester City.Bale is already one Britain’s best exports to the continent and he’s bagged 28 goals in 54 La Liga appearances, not too mention winning the Copa del Rey and Champions League in his first season at the Bernabeu – scoring in both finals.Nonetheless, the former Spurs man has come under criticism from Madrid fans – with many accusing him of failing to pass – and reports continue that he could leave the Spanish capital sooner rather than later.If Bale moves this summer – which is by no means guaranteed – will he win the league for his English club next season? talkSPORT takes a look… 4 Rumours persist that Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale could be on his back to the Premier League this summer, with Manchester United reportedly front-runners for the Welshman’s signature ahead of Chelsea and Manchester City. ChelseaIf Bale signs for Chelsea, Chelsea retain the title which they look odds-on favourites to win.In partnership with Eden Hazard – favourite for PFA Player of the Year – Jose Mourinho’s side would be close to unstoppable.The Blues also hold a potential bargaining chip in Petr Cech – the Czech likely to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season – and Madrid may be equally interested in him and for less than half of De Gea’s price.Some may argue Bale’s arrival at Chelsea could unsettle the balance of the squad, but with Juan Cuadrado still to settle and Oscar linked with a move away, Bale could be the missing piece of the Mourinho jigsaw to catapult the Blues to domestic and European domination. Manchester UnitedThe Red Devils are favourites to sign Bale and they hold the trump card in Spain goalkeeper David De Gea, who remains a long-term target for the Spanish giants.De Gea has been United’s best player this season and he was rewarded earlier this week with nominations to both PFA Player and Young Player of the Year Awards.The Spaniard is a firm fan favourite, but United have former Barcelona man Victor Valdes – winner of six La Liga titles and three Champions Leagues – and at just 33, Valdes still has three, possibly four years left at the top.Using De Gea as part of a deal could bring Bale to Old Trafford and if he does it puts the Red Devils in pole position for their first championship of the post-Ferguson era.When Sir Alex went all out for Robin van Persie back in 2012 he knew the Dutchman was the missing cog for another league title and he was right, Van Persie won United the league that season.Bale can define the Premier League title race and he would be the key man, the player who takes Louis van Gaal’s side to another level, in a way he cannot do at Madrid because of Cristiano Ronaldo. 4 4 4 Manchester CityWhen United beat City to the signature of van Persie, the then boss Roberto Mancini knew the impact the Dutchman would have at Old Trafford, and he was right.Similarly, City – who have the oldest average squad in the league – need new blood to take the club forward.Boss Manuel Pellegrini is under pressure after a lacklustre campaign but Bale would be just the signing to reignite the blue half of Manchester.A lot would depend on City confirming their Champions League qualification – which is not guaranteed – and Financial Fair Play would require the Citizens to move a few on, potentially Yaya Toure, to pursue a deal.Ultimately, Gareth Bale may not move this summer but all indicators suggest the Welshman will return to the Premier League in the future. If he did, where do you think he will end up and will he win them the title? Comment below…last_img read more

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