Gareth Bale’s Manchester United transfer plans ‘revealed’ in Whatsapp message

One imagines it would be excellent to be friends with Luka Modric. You can tell from the way he plays football that he’s the kind of guy who would give you a lift to the airport, or listen attentively to your relationship troubles, or be an extremely reliable candidate to feed your cat while you’re on holiday.

But the way a man plays football can be deceiving, because it turns out Luka Modric is a terrible friend. He cannot be trusted, and Gareth Bale has just found this out to his cost.

According to the Express, the Welshman has revealed to Luka – his old Tottenham teammate and bestest Bernabeu buddy – that he wants to quit Real Madrid and move to Manchester United.

He reportedly delivered the bombshell in a private Whatsapp conversation between the pals – the contents of which have somehow made it onto the front page of Spanish rumour rag Don Balon.

This can mean one of two things. Either that snake Modric has been showing Bale’s Whatsapp messages to people to make himself look like some kind of big shot, or Don Balon have made the entire thing up because, at the end of the day, who’s going to stop them?