Calderon tells Man United can give green light for Manchester United to seal superstar deal
Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon believes Zinedine Zidane should now be able to green-light the sale of Gareth Bale, with Manchester United keen on a deal.
Despite winning four Champions League titles and one La Liga crown during his time with the Spanish giants, Bale has never really been loved by fans at the Bernabeu and has has been made a scapegoat in the Spaniards very unimpressive season this year.
And that has led to a lot of transfer speculation that he will be leaving the club, especially after Zidane admitted that he did not suit the style of his squad, with some reports suggesting United are keen to seal a £87 million transfer deal.
Calderon told Sky Sports News: “Zidane has made it clear that he decided to resign last year because the president [Fiorentino Perez] didn’t accept his decisions. On the other hand the president decided to keep Bale as his most expensive signing ever.
“Perez doesn’t want to accept that he was wrong when he thought Bale could be the leader of this team when Cristiano [Ronaldo] left. It’s a big problem now but it’s difficult for Bale to be at Madrid knowing the opinion of the coach.
“The president did not want to sell him but now things are different. When he was asked to come back by the president in the middle of the season he said publicly that he would have all the power.
“If those powers are there he will have to accept the recommendation of the coach.”
Now many believe that Bale is well past his best, especially after this season, But the Welshman is one of the best wingers in the game right now and could make a real difference to a United side that is lacking in superstar players.
Madrid are desperate to get Bale off their books this summer, which means United may even be able to secure a deal for Bale for less than the £87 million that Madrid are reportedly seeking.