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Former Man United Manager David Moyes Reveals He Had A Helicopter Waiting To Complete A Sensational Transfer Before Deal Collapsed

Former Man United Manager David Moyes Reveals He Had A Helicopter Waiting To Complete A Sensational Transfer Before Deal Collapsed

David Moyes has revealed he had a helicopter ready to pick up Gareth Bale to complete a sensational transfer to Manchester United in 2013.

The former United boss attempted to sign Bale during his tumultuous spell at Old Trafford.

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But the Welshman snubbed a move to the Premier League giants in favour of a switch to Real Madrid.

That's despite The Red Devils offering more money than Real Madrid and to the player.

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Moyes even had a helicopter waiting at the training ground to take him and bring him back in a bid to seal the deal.

"Gareth Bale was probably the first name I thought of when I got the job. I thought Gareth Bale was a Manchester United player. He was the right type," he said.

"I wanted Gareth Bale to be my first signing at Manchester United. But it was already down the road a bit with Real Madrid. I tried to hijack it. I tried to get him.

"Manchester United offered more money than Real Madrid. They offered more money to the player."

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Moyes added: "We did everything we could to try and get the player. We even had a helicopter at the training ground to take him and bring him back. We thought we had a chance.

Bale is set to line up against Moyes' West Ham United on Sunday when he could make his second Tottenham debut.

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Topics: Football News, Football, Manchester United, Premier League, gareth bale, tottenham, Real Madrid

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