Gareth Bale’s Real Madrid career looks to be over after Los Blancos manager Zinedine Zidane confirmed he hopes the forward leaves soon.
The news came after the Welshman, who has reported back for pre-season training with the 13-times European Cup winners and is currently with the rest of the team in Houston preparing for the start of the new La Liga season, was left out of Madrid squad for their 3-1 defeat to Bayern Munich in the International Champions Cup on Saturday evening.
Speaking to the press after the loss, Zidane said:”Bale did not play because he is very close to leaving. We hope he leaves soon, it would be best for everyone. We are working on his transfer to a new team.
“I have nothing personal against him, but there is a time where things are done because they must be done, I have to make decisions, we have to change.”
And as expected, whenever Wales’ all-time record goalscorer gets linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu, former club Tottenham are always thrown into the hat – and this time has been no different.
Bale scored 55 goals in 203 appearances for Spurs during a six-year stint from 2007-2013 and has hinted previously that he would possibly one day return to the club, but his £600,000 per-week wages would mean he would have to take a major pay cut for a move back to North London to become feasible.
Quite predictably, PSG have emerged as favourites, but never say never.
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