Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has reportedly been deemed surplus to requirements at the Spanish capital by manager Zinedine Zidane.
The Welshman who has won four Champions League trophies in his six seasons with the Los Blancos, has been relegated to the bench in several big games this season.
Bale has been linked with a move to Manchester United as well as a return to Spurs in recent weeks (The Times).
However, reports now indicate that the 30-year-old might decide to stay on in the Spanish capital despite being told he won’t get game time.
According to Spanish radio station Radioestadio, Bale is determined to see out his bumper-contract which still has three years to run.
The radio station claims that the former Spurs man has told his Real Madrid teammates that he is prepared to stay and play golf if he isn’t selected to play.
The pacey left-footer is quoted as saying, “I’ve got three years left on my contract. If they want me to go, they’ll need to pay me £15m per season. If not, I’ll stay here. And if I have to play golf, I will.”
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Looks like things might turn really ugly between Bale and Real Madrid this summer. The Welshman wants Madrid to honour their contract and it is thus not surprising that Madrid are reportedly open to letting him leave on a loan deal.
A loan deal with Madrid continuing to play a part of Bale’s wages, it the only way Spurs can afford to sign the Welshman.
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