Gareth Bale’s will not be leaving Real Madrid on a loan deal this summer his agent has confirmed.
The 30-year-old has been deemed as surplus to requirements at the Spanish giants after manager Zinedine Zidane suggested that Bale is “very close to leaving” and his departure would be “best for everyone” (BBC).
Bale has been linked with a potential return to Tottenham Hotspur together with fellow Premier League side Manchester United, while there is also said to be interest from China (BBC).
Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett has now insisted that the Welshman will depart on his own terms and could even see out the remaining three years on his contract at the Bernabeu.
The winger is said to earn a staggering £600,000 a week at Los Blancos which makes his departure even more difficult for any prospective club to try and sensibly negotiate a deal (The Sun).
The former Spurs player is currently with the rest of the Real Madrid squad as part of their tour of the USA and Zidane revealed that Bale did not feature in the defeat to Bayern Munich as he did not want to play (BBC).
“There will be no makeshift deals to get him out of the club,” Barnett said to Sky Sports.
“Gareth is one of the best players on the planet. I can guarantee you he will not be going on loan to any club.”
He added: “Gareth is a Real Madrid player and for now he’s staying as a Real Madrid player.
“If something comes along that suits us, then things could change and he could be gone in a day or a week. Or he could still be a Real player in three years when his contract ends.”
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