Former Tottenham star Gareth Bale is close to agreeing a three-year contract with Chinese club Jiangsu Suning, according to BBC Sport.
The Real Madrid forward has been heavily linked with the Bernabeu exit door in recent days after Zinedine Zidane revealed the club is working on his departure. Spurs were mooted as a potential destination, as were Manchester United.
However, Bale appears to have ignored the chance to return to the Premier League. In truth, it looks like no English club is willing to pay his massive wages – a reunion with Tottenham was never really on the cards for that exact reason.
BBC Sport claims Jiangsu Suning are closing in on a deal for the Welshman, who is said to be ‘very close’ to joining the Chinese Super League club, although a deal has not been finalised yet.
He will apparently sign a three-year deal with Jiangsu, potentially earning a salary of £1 million a week according to Sky Sports.
It’s a shame to see Bale leave Europe at just 30. It feels like he is accepting the fact his twilight years are on the horizon, which is perhaps understandable given his recent injury record.