Former Real Madrid President admits Gareth Bale could be loaned out amidst Spurs links

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Dom Le Roy

Former Real Madrid president, Ramon Calderon, has admitted that the Spanish giants may be forced to loan Gareth Bale out while paying a part of his salary next season.

The Welshman has fallen out of favour with Zinedine Zidane and question marks have been raised over his attitude of late.

Zinedine Zidane admitted that the 31-year-old had asked to be left out of the squad against Manchester City earlier in the week.

Football Insider have claimed that Spurs are monitoring Bale’s situation at Madrid closely and could make a loan offer for him late in the transfer window.

However, they claimed that any deal would require Los Blancos to pay a significant chunk of the winger’s £600,000 per week wages.

Calderon believes that letting Bale leave this summer would be the best thing for the former Spurs man, as well as the club. He also insisted that Madrid may have little choice but to take such action.

Speaking about the winger’s situation, Calderon told BBC Sport: “It’s very sad. It’s a pity to see a player like him in the stands.

“I think his skill and talent has not gone, he is still a good player who could be playing at a high level in any team in the world.

“Therefore I think they will have to find a solution to end this agony for the sake of both sides.

“If he doesn’t want to reduce his salary, which would be understandable, they will have to find another way to finish this situation.”

The former Madrid president insisted that he cannot see Bale staying if Zidane is still at the club next season.

He added: “The coach does not rely on him. If Zidane stays with Real, which I think is certain, then he [Bale] will have to find a new way.

“Apparently he [Zidane] got what he wanted at the end of the season. He said La Liga was the main objective. I am sure he will continue so there is no place unfortunately for Gareth Bale.

“The problem is he has two more years’ contract. It’s sad to see him wasting his time because he is still for sure fit and in good shape.”

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Zidane will want to get rid of Bale as he does not seem to be a great influence on the dressing room. However, it does not look as if the Chinese clubs have too much money to throw around on the back of the pandemic. If Bale is still at the Spanish capital heading into the final week of the transfer window, I would not put it beyond Daniel Levy to potentially pull off a loan deal.

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