With Liverpool losing Philippe Coutinho during the winter transfer window to Barcelona, the Reds have targeted a certain on the fringes Real Madrid star.
The Brazilian international finally got his dream move to the Camp Nou in January becoming the second most expensive player in the world. However, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp decided not to waste his money and instead reinforced the Red’s defense with Virgil Van Dijk. But now it looks like the club is ready to bring in an attacking player with the Reds joining the race to sign Gareth Bale.
The Welshman like teammate Karim Benzema has endured a torrid season, suffering from both injuries and form issues. However, having made only 28 appearances in all competitions scoring 11 goals and producing a further seven assists, Bale is still doing much better than Benzema. But with manager Zinedine Zidane and president, Florentino Perez looking to bring in a new set of Galacticos, the 28-year-old could leave next season.
Los Blancos have been linked with moves for Neymar, Nabil Fekir, Harry Kane, Mauro Icardi, Reiss Nelson among others. And with Bale set to leave, the Welshman has serious interest from the Premier League with the likes of both Manchester United and Tottenham ready to swoop in.
But according to reports from Spanish publication Sport, former Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho is aware that his former club will join the race for the Real Madrid forward. This is only if Real Madrid goes on to sign Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian pace merchant has been in exceptional form for the Reds becoming the first player since Luis Suarez left to score 30 or more goals in a single Premier League season.
The 25-year-old has 24 goals and has further contributed with 8 assists in just the Premier League which has been a major reason along with Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, why the Reds haven’t felt Coutinho’s 142 million hole in their midfield so far. However, while Liverpool certainly doesn’t look like selling a player they just signed during the summer, but then again the club did say they would never sell Philippe Coutinho and Luis Suarez.
Gareth Bale is a class act despite all his injury issues and would be a stunning signing especially if any of his suitors don’t pay over £60 million for the Welshman. But even then his injury issues have limited his appearances this season and any manager wants someone he can depend on in his race for the Premier League title.