David Moyes quiet over Gareth Bale bid reports

David Moyes quiet over Gareth Bale bid reports


Manchester United manager David Moyes has refused to deny claims he made a last ditch bid to buy Gareth Bale before he agreed a move to Real Madrid.

Los Blancos signed the 24-year-old Welshman in a 91 million euro deal at the start of this month from Tottenham Hotspur, but there were reports another team was attempting to hijack the transfer at the last minute.

Reports in French sports paper L’Equipe revealed the other team as being the Premier League champions, and when Moyes was asked about the bid following his side’s win over Crystal Palace, he refused to be drawn on giving an answer.

“I wouldn’t confirm anything, the window has now closed,” he said, before adding “I have said many times we are always bidding for the best players.”

L’Equipe said the Red Devils were prepared to pay up to 150 million euros for Bale, an offer that was rejected by Spurs chairman Daniel Levey.

And in Carlo Ancelotti’s press conference on Friday, he suggested another team was bidding more for the player, but Bale’s desire to play at the Santiago Bernabeu ensured the transfer happened.

“I know that Tottenham had a higher bid than Real Madrid for Gareth Bale, but he wanted to play here and that’s what made the difference,” he stated.