Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has made it clear he does not want Gareth Bale back at the club, regardless of how well he does at Tottenham.
Bale is currently on loan at his former club, having made a return in the summer after being made public enemy number one at the Bernabeu.
After a disappointing first half of the season, he has exploded in recent weeks, with a series of impressive performances in the Premier League and Europa League.
That has raised questions about his future, with it made clear earlier this year that Tottenham were unlikely to try and buy him back, but that stance may have potentially changed in recent weeks.
What won’t be happening is a return to Madrid, though, if Defensa Central are to be believed on the matter.
They explain that Kylian Mbappéis the ‘great goal’ at the club, but Madrid need to sell before they can sign the French superstar.
Selling Bale is key to that, and Zidane has made it clear he does not want him, ‘even if he scores 30 goals in London’.
It’s explained that Zidane believes the Welshman is a player who ‘destabilise the group’ and is clear that he ‘will not accept’ his return next season regardless of how well he does for Tottenham.
DC claim that a return it ‘totally impossible’ as long as Zidane sits on the bench and Real Madrid are instead hoping to get something out of a transfer.
A minimum of €20-30m would allow them to save €50m in total, as it would include Bale’s €30m wages, and is considered ‘the key’ to signing Mbappé.
Thus, every good performance from Bale while at Tottenham is ‘celebrated with special happiness’ in the offices of Valdebebas, even though they have no intention of giving Bale a second chance.