Zidane confirms Bale will leave Real Madrid
Real Madrid kicked off their 2019 pre-season on Sunday the 21st of July vs Bayern Munich.
Madrid would lose 3-1, courtesy of goals from Corentin Tolisso, Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry.
Rodrygo scored Los Blancos’ only goal of the game.
Gareth Bale was completely omitted from the matchday squad vs Bayern.
After said game, Zinedine Zidane explained that Bale was left out of his squad because the club are working on selling him:
“He wasn’t included in the squad because the club is working on his departure and that’s why he didn’t play.
“We’ll have to see what happens in the coming days. We’ll have to see if it goes through tomorrow, if it does then all the better. Let’s hope, for everyone’s sake, that it happens soon. The club is dealing with the club that he’ll move to.
“It’s nothing personal. There comes a time when things are done because they need to be done. I’ve not got anything against him. We have to make decisions and change things, that’s all there is to it.” As quoted by the Telegraph.
Bale to China?
Now, it looks as though the Welshman could be on his way to China.
According to the Telegraph, Beijing Guoan want to make Bale the highest-paid footballer in Chinese football history.
However, the Telegraph does speculate as to whether or not the 30-year-old would want to move to China.
The Telegraph also claim that the highest-paid player in China is currently Ezequiel Lavezzi, who is believed to be on £500,000-per-week.
During his stint in Madrid, Bale has featured 231 times and won 13 trophies.
Zinedine Zidane: “The club is working on his exit… I hope it is imminent.”
No more Bale Madrid. pic.twitter.com/ztNbzyZfWe
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) July 21, 2019