Gareth Bale, 28, was once one of the most sought-after attacking prodigies within Europe. However, he has found himself out of favour within the Spanish capital and looking for a new club.

The Welsh forward has allegedly held talks with Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez, who has informed Gareth that he is allowed to leave the club should he want too.

Bale endured a successful playing period when he first arrived at the Santiago Bernabeu back in 2013 - where he was an incredibly influential player. However, injury has made a detrimental effect on his career and playing time.

The former most expensive player in the world has only featured eleven times for Los Blancos this season, which is below what is expected of the Welsh international.

Injury problems

Furthermore, along with a poor run of form, his ongoing hamstring injuries have certainly hampered his time at Real Madrid. Bale made his greatly anticipated return to the first team in their recent Copa Del Rey victory over Fuenlabrada. However, he was dealt yet another blow during this fixture which saw him sidelined for yet another two fixtures.

There is no doubt that Gareth Bale is a world-class talent and is certainly one of the most talented footballers that Great Britain has to offer. Therefore, with his career appearing to stagnate within the Spanish capital, a return to England may well be on the cards.

Next stop: Old Trafford

The Welsh winger has persistently been linked with Manchester United within recent times and appears to be his most likely destination within the Premier League. Although they haven't officially commented on the matter, both Manchester United and Mourinho have expressed their desire to bring in an attacking outlet with pace and strength to compliment their already threatening front line.

It is unlikely that Bale will return to his former English side, Tottenham Hotspur. Despite already having a strong affiliation with the club, they are simply unable to meet the wage demands which the Welshman will require - something that shouldn't bother one of the richest clubs in the world.

Furthermore, due to Champions League registration rulings, it's most likely that Gareth Bale will join the Red Devils in the summer, rather than the January transfer window.

Therefore, the Welsh winger can use the remainder of this season to demonstrate his attacking abilities to secure a better contract at his next destination.

Real Madrid is willing to sell the Welsh winger according to reports, however, they must receive an adequate fee for the world-class talent.