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MLS giants ready to offer ‘juicy contract’ to Real Madrid outcast

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With Gareth Bale’s Real Madrid contract winding down, there have been a lot of speculations surrounding his next move.

Signed by Real Madrid in 2013, the Welsh wing-wizard went on to play a key role in the success that the club have achieved over the past decade.

However, he never really endeared himself to the supporters despite his contributions and his falling out with Zinedine Zidane a few years ago all but sealed his future at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Bale spent the last season on loan at former club Tottenham Hotspur and enjoyed a decent campaign. Back at Real Madrid, there was some hope that Carlo Ancelotti could reincorporate him into the side and extract the best out of him.

However, that has not materialised as Bale has played 290 minutes of football over seven games, scoring one goal.

While he has been warming the bench at the club, the 32-year-old has managed to inspire Wales into the 2022 FIFA World Cup and will plan his next move accordingly so as to stay in shape for the tournament.

There have been speculations of a return to Tottenham while Arsenal and Cardiff City have also been touted as potential destinations. A fresh report from AS (h/t Fichajes) now claims that Bale could end up in the MLS where D.C. United are showing a strong interest.

The report claims that the American franchise had wanted to sign the Wales international in January itself. But Real Madrid were unwilling to terminate his contract and pay him a fee, which is why the move collapsed.

But with Bale now set to become a free agent, D.C. United are back in the fray and are ready to hand the veteran attacker a ‘juicy contract’ to lure him to the United States.

It will be interesting to see what Bale decides, with recent reports even hinting that the 32-year-old might end up staying put in Spain beyond the current campaign, albeit at a different club than Real Madrid.

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Real Madrid considering move for Manchester City superstar as club faces possible sanctions

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Premier League has come up with a shocking statement, charging defending champions Manchester City with more than 100 breaches of the financial rule between 2009 to 2018.

The allegations levelled at Man City could lead to a point deduction for the defending champions or perhaps even expulsion. This could prove to be significant for not Premier League but European football in general.

To that end, a new report from Daily Mail suggests Real Madrid are keeping close tabs on the situation. They are aware of the fact that if Man City get sanctioned, it could rule them out of the chase for top target Jude Bellingham.

But more importantly, it may open up the opportunity to sign Erling Haaland in the near future. The Norwegian international was one of Man City’s smartest business move in the summer when they roped in the star striker for a meagre fee.

However, Spanish media believes Haaland has a release clause in his contract worth around €200 million. It could be activated in the summer of 2024 and clubs like Real Madrid are said to be interested in activating the clause.

But in light of the recent allegations made against Man City, Real Madrid are anticipating a potential mass exodus, and could make an early move for the forward, especially if the English giants get sanctioned by the Premier League board.

It goes without saying that Haaland, who has been scoring goals for fun since joining the Premier League outfit, is someone who demands to play at the highest level of football. It was one of the key reasons he joined Man City – a club that can offer consistency in terms of sporting success.

But a potential sanction for City could change the dynamic, possibly paving the way for a club like Real Madrid to establish themselves as an excellent suitor for Haaland.

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