Zinedine Zidane’s fall out with Gareth Bale at Real Madrid was well documented, with the pair’s strained relationship being one of the main reasons the Welshman struggled for regular game time during his last two years in the Spanish capital.
Zidane’s poor relationship with Bale probably worked to Tottenham’s advantage since the Frenchman’s desperation to get rid of the winger was potentially one of the reasons why the North Londoners were able to sign him on loan.
However, according to reports in Spain (El Mundo), Zidane’s future at Madrid is under threat after the Spanish giants fell to a 2-0 defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League, which came as a severe blow to their hopes of qualifying for the knockout stags of the competition.
The Los Blancos hierarchy are said to be mulling over whether or not to sack Zidane on the back of Real Madrid’s poor start to the season.
If Zidane does leave, it could raise question marks about Bale’s future at Spurs, depending on what the new Real Madrid manager feels about the 31-year-old.
However, Football.London have revealed that there is no clause in the winger’s season-long loan deal that would allow the La Liga side to call him back halfway into the season.
The report reveals that Madrid will have to wait at least until the summer to take Bale back and even that might not be possible, with Tottenham having the option to extend the Wales international’s loan deal in North London by another year.
So, it looks like Spurs fans can rest assured in the knowledge that Bale is not going back to Madrid anytime soon.
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