Gareth Bale could be set for a stunning Premier League return as he prepares to have crunch talks with Real Madrid over a potential exit.
Reports in Spain say that the Welsh wizard could be set for a move to either Manchester United or Tottenham in the coming window after being outcasted at the LaLiga champions by head coach Zinedine Zidane.
Bale's return to England would be one of the major moves of the European summer transfer window, with the Real Madrid star's arrival potentially having an impact at the top of the Premier League table.
Sportsmail looks at where Bale would fit in at either Manchester United or Spurs ahead of the latest developments in this transfer saga...
Gareth Bale's career in Madrid could be ending as he has been linked to Man United and Spurs
There is no doubt that Bale would be the marquee attacking signing that Manchester United fans are dreaming of, but do the Red Devils actually need to sign Bale?
The 31-year-old's arrival would likely break up the exciting front three of Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford, who all fired United to a top-four spot after the coronavirus break last season.
Yet the way in which Ole Gunnar Solksjaer's side have been targeting Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho all summer shows that the club are looking to provide extra competition in that area anyway this summer.
Bale would add competition for Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford
Greenwood, who was caught sneaking Icelandic girls into his hotel room along with fellow Three Lions debutant Phil Foden of Manchester City this week, is inexperienced at 18 and although he starred towards the end of last season Bale is proven in the English top flight.
There is no denying the youngster has the talent but he still needs time to grow and develop in order to improve his game. Working with the likes of Bale could push Greenwood on even more.
Bale could line-up on the right hand side of the Red Devils' front three in place of Greenwood given that the Welshman is comfortable with both feet and is a serial goalscorer and creator.
Greenwood is inexperienced at 18 and still needs the time to grow and develop to improve
The Real Madrid man is a similar player to Greenwood, mainly due to his ability with both feet
Bale would also have a comfortable role in the United side and would not need to track back given Aaron Wan-Bissaka's defensive competences.
No Premier League player managed more tackles than the English right back last term, with the 22-year-old an expert in one-on-one defending, meaning Bale can stay high up the pitch.
One issue where Bale would struggle at United, however, is the number of egos currently at Old Trafford, whose dressing room is occupied by big-money stars.
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