Manchester United Preparing Bid for Tottenham's Gareth Bale?

Robin SAnalyst IApril 23, 2010

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 09:  Gareth Bale of Tottenham during the Barclays Premier League Match between Everton and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on May 9, 2009 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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Manchester United hasn't had a good season and as a result, Sir Alex Ferguson is planning massive buys in the summer. It looks certain that Dimitar Berbatov is on his way out.

An exchange deal involving AC Milan's Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is a possibility and this could be ideal for both parties involved as Huntelaar is struggling at Milan, and he could revamp his career with a move to the English Premier League; same goes for Berbatov too. His style of play is better suited for the Italian or Spanish League.

Another interesting rumor relates Manchester United to Tottenham's winger Gareth Bale. The Red Devils boss, Ferguson, is a known admirer of Bale, and he had tried to sign him from Southampton three years ago, but the Welshman opted for Tottenham.

His decision to join the Spurs looked a bit dopey until this season. But now he has proved his credentials with some scintillating performances lately. His brilliant play against Arsenal and Chelsea are worth a mention. He has been superb in the second part of the season and helped Tottenham reach where they are now.

Ryan Giggs would have suggested his compatriot's name to Ferguson and now a bid of £20m may be on the card this summer. His versatility makes him even more attractive. He can easily slot into the left back as well as left wing. Moreover, his pin-point crosses make him a deadly proposition. And his dead ball skills are also notable.

Initially, Bale was considered an unlucky presence with his first 24 games for Tottenham yielding no wins. But not anymore. He's a sought after player in the Premier League and Redknapp insists that Bale in not for sale. With Tottenham in the race for the fourth spot, he has got a point there.

However, it's a matter of time before Bale plays for a big-club. Tottenham will sweat hard to keep him happy at White Hart Lane when Europe's elite clubs come in with lucrative offer plus much coveted Champions League football.