Transfer Rumour Rater: Ryan Gauld to Real Madrid in January

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Transfer Rumour Rater: Ryan Gauld to Real Madrid in January
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In one of the more surprising rumours, highly rated Dundee United wide man Ryan Gauld has been linked with Real Madrid.

The 17-year-old has gained many plaudits during recent weeks and provided fours assists during his side's dismantling of Partick Thistle.

The Daily Mirror's Steve Bates reports that Manchester United have made a bid in an attempt to prize Gauld away from the Scottish club, while Real Madrid are also reportedly keeping tabs on the youngster.

Bates writes:

Manchester United are believed to have moved for Dundee United kid Ryan Gauld.


It is thought champions United have offered an initial payment of £3million to the SPL side – and have also made a pledge to play three pre-season friendly games against the Terrors, starting in July.

However, United’s bid falls well below the Tannadice club’s £6m valuation of the 17-year-old Scotland Under-21 midfielder, who is also on the radar of Real Madrid.

Despite much hype surrounding the future starlet, a possible move to Real Madrid seems far-fetched, especially with the array of attacking talent already on show at the Santiago Bernabau.

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However, the Spanish giants do have the funds to afford such a move and if reports are to be believed regarding the promise that Gauld shows, Madrid will certainly not want to let him slip through the net.

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