What Real Madrid outcast Gareth Bale must be offered to leave Bernabeu this summer | Football | Sport
That’s according to Sky Sports.
The French head coach deems Bale surplus to requirements at the Bernabeu, and is keen to offload his £600,000-per-week contract as soon as possible.
Bale, however, seemingly has no intention of leaving, and is keen to sit out the remainder of his deal at Madrid, and will not accept a deal elsewhere unless it matches his current contract.
Despite being paid a hefty wage, Bale apparently wants a pay rise in order to leave Real, and wants to become the highest-paid player in the world.
The Welshman was left out of Saturday’s pre-season tie against Bayern Munich, and Zidane claims it is because he didn’t want to play due to the uncertainty over his future.
But Jonathan Barnett, the star’s agent, rubbished those claims and said that the boss was being disrespectful, and trying to force Bale out of the club.
The 30-year-old has been at Los Blancos for six years now, in which time he and his family have become settled in Spain.
And apparently, he will only accept a move away this summer if it is what he and his family want, because of their affection for life in Madrid.
Bale has apparently received two offers from the Chinese Super League – one of which being a contract big enough to satisfy his desire to be the world’s highest-earner.
He has apparently been offered an eye-watering £1million-per-week, with Jiangsu Suning and Beijing Guoan both keen to sign the winger.
But Sky Sports claim that Barnett and the rest of Bale’s team have not discussed any potential swap.