Bale moved to the Bernabeu for a world record fee of £ 85 million, but Moyes revealed that it could have been very different
The former Manchester United boss, David Moyes, revealed that the club had a helicopter ready to take Gareth Bale to the Old Trafford before the Welshman moved to Real Madrid in 2013.
Moyes was appointed director of the Red Devils after Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013, but was fired after only ten months of work during a disastrous season.
The Scotsman has not even seen the entire campaign, with Ryan Giggs replacing him for the last few weeks and securing United the seventh place in the Premier League.
Moyes, who left Everton for United, has since struggled to establish himself having had brief periods in Real Sociedad, Sunderland and West Ham since his dismissal at Old Trafford.
But things could have been very different for Moyes if Bale had not moved to the Bernabeu for a world tax of £ 85 million and 55-year-old United believed he had the chance to win the former Tottenham star from Madrid grab .
Speaking with beIN SPORTS, Moyes said: "When we arrived at the end of the transfer window, we always thought we would get the chance to get Gareth Bale.
"We hoped to be able to exclude him from going to Real Madrid because he was already in the middle of the opera.
"We had offered more money, we tried to entice him. We did [have a helicopter ready] and we tried. "
Bale won four Champions League titles and a LaLiga crown with Los Blancos.
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Moyes later revealed that he had an agreement to sign Toni Kroos from Bayern Munich, however, Moyes' s dismissal led to the bankruptcy deal and the German moved to Real Madrid in July 2014.
He also revealed that the former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas was close to joining United in Barcelona, but the move never materialized.