Gareth Bale’s agent says potential move is ‘off the menu’

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Tottenham Hotspur have a number of world-class players within their ranks at the moment, from Harry Kane upfront to Toby Alderweireld at the back.

However, few have reached the heights of ex-Spurs winger Gareth Bale, whose career took off after leaving North London.

Bale has won four Champions League trophies at Real Madrid, including three in a row between 2016 and 2018.

In the 2018 final against Liverpool, Bale came off the bench to score two goals to seal the tie, including an outrageous bicycle kick.

Unfortunately, the Welshman remains unpopular with the Real Madrid faithful, and Zinedine Zidane is reported to want Bale out of the club (Sky Sports).

The ex-Premier League star has subsequently been linked with a move to Manchester United or old club Tottenham (Express), but his agent has all but put an end to that talk.

Jonathan Barnett has claimed that the situation at Madrid has not improved, but Bale would not be going out on loan this summer, and a move to United is very unlikely.

He said (Sky Sports): “Obviously, Gareth’s situation at Real hasn’t improved, but a loan move is not going to happen. I don’t think he wants to go out on loan. He’s got a lovely life and home in Spain. I think it would take something exceptional for him to leave and loans are not on the menu.

On Man United, he added: “He could fit in there. I think he could do very well – he is still one of the best players in the world. But it is very unlikely.”

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  1. There is no passion in football anymore. No love for the game. He would rather sit on the bench, train with reserves, get booed and sworn at by fans, than take a pay cut and literally get worshipped by the Spurs massive. Oh, the welcome Bale would have if he came back to the lane… But money is money I guess. In all honesty, at this point I do not see any team in the world matching his wages, or paying anything near what he’s on at Madrid, unless he gets an offer from China. He’s too injury prone and way past his best anyway. If he doesn’t move to another club this summer, his career’s over in my opinion.

  2. I can 100% see Bales point of view, as with Alexi Sanchez, they have been given cast iron contracts and paid salaries that are beyond astronimical, by “big clubs” flexing their financial muscle. Now those big clubs want to welch on their contracts because they arent doing well at the moment. Bale has 75million to 90million (depending where you read) owed to him in wages by real madrid over the next 3 years. Real want to sell him so they can free up that money to go and attract some other club’s best player.
    Bale should stay and enjoy his life there, theres no more he needs to do in football to prove himself. If Zidane doesnt want to play him then he can just collect his 25m, train with the team and play golf.
    No one will pay more than 30m wages for him over the next 3 years based on his age and his injury record through his late 20s, so why should he take a 45m to 60m pay cut? Thats absolutely huge.

  3. I might be reading to much between the lines here but I think his agent is telling Utd if they would offer Bale a high wage proposal he would go. I might be wrong but why is he saying all that Bale thinks he would fit in well and could do a lot there stuff here’s what he said after saying a loan move will not be happening, nothing about a permanent move.
    On Man United, he added: “He could fit in there. I think he could do very well – he is still one of the best players in the world. But it is very unlikely.” Why even say this if he wasn’t selling him to Man Utd. Like I said maybe reading too much into it all. COYS


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