Gareth Bale is currently on loan at Tottenham Hotspur from Real Madrid.
A section of Spurs supporters were left frustrated after he appeared to dismiss the possibility of extending his stay at the club. Bale admitted he will have to return to the La Liga side after this campaign.
On Monday, the 31-year-old gave clarification on his earlier comments and stressed he made those statements since he still has over a year left on his contract with Los Blancos.
Today’s edition of ABC explains Real Madrid have informed the Welshman he will not play for the club again. His ‘lack of personality’ and that he ‘never wanted responsibility’ meant he couldn’t replace Cristiano Ronaldo and therefore a transfer was the next step.
It’s claimed the former Southampton man knew he wouldn’t represent Real Madrid again after winning La Liga last season. Zinedine Zidane didn’t count on him for this campaign, which is why he joined the north London club on a loan deal.
The newspaper states the same situation will be repeated in the summer as his future is far away from the Santiago Bernabéu.
According to the report, Real Madrid have ‘made it clear’ to Jonathan Barnett [Bale’s agent] his client ‘will not play again’ for the Spanish giants. They have also informed the representative to help the attacker find a new club in the next market.
The 13-time European champions are ready to accept the club the player wants to join, provided they pay half his salary. The Wales international earns €12m net per season.
Should Bale insist on returning to his parent club, he will have to settle for a place on the bench or in the stands.
The player’s agent is aware of this scenario, which is why he ‘does not corroborate the words of his client’ who said he will return to Real Madrid after his loan stay at Tottenham.
It remains to be seen whether or not José Mourinho’s side will be able to take advantage of this situation to retain Bale at Tottenham.