Report: Real Madrid make transfer decision on Gareth Bale

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Dom Le Roy

Real Madrid are prepared to let Gareth Bale leave the club on a free transfer in the summer, according to a report by Spanish news outlet Marca.

The report claims that Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is keen to ensure that the Welshman is not at the club by the beginning of next season.

Bale came close to a move to Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning last summer but the deal collapsed at the last moment (The Sun).

He was linked heavily with a move to Tottenham during the January transfer window (The Express) but once again ended up staying at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The 30-year-old’s agent, Jonathan Barnett has since dismissed any chances of the winger returning to North London (AS).

The former Spurs star’s £350,000-a-week wages could prove a stumbling block for any potential transfer.

Spurs Web Opinion

Seeing as Real are desperate to get Bale off the wage bill perhaps, Levy could strike a deal whereby the 30-year-old gets a decent signing-on fee, so that he could then come within our wage bracket. I certainly wouldn’t put it beyond the realms of possibility given the relationship between the two clubs.

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