Bale’s time in Madrid
Gareth Bale joined Real Madrid in 2013 from Tottenham, for a fee estimated to be around £85 million – at the time, a record transfer fee.
Bale has gone on to play over 200 games for Los Blancos, in which he has scored 102 and assisted 64.
During his stint in Spain, Bale has helped Madrid win four Champions Leagues and one La Liga title.
Bale would even score a brace in the 2018 Champions League final as Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1.
Despite this, Bale hasn’t always had the best relationship with the Bernabeu faithful, with his agent having branded the Blancos’ fans’ treatment of Bale as a disgrace.
Bale won’t be loaned out
Bale also doesn’t look to have the best relationship with Zinedine Zidane.
According to the Guardian, the pair’s relationship has been broken down since Zidane’s first spell as Madrid manager.
As a result, Bale has been linked with a move away from Real Madrid this summer, mostly on loan to Manchester United.
However, Bale’s agent has since provided a fresh update on his client’s future. Bale’s agent claims that a loan move for Bale will not happen, before adding that his situation in Madrid has not improved:
“There’s more chance of me winning at Ascot. 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.
“Obviously, Gareth’s situation at Real hasn’t improved.” As quoted by Sky Sports News.
Bale’s agent also responded to talk of his client moving to Manchester United:
“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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