Gareth Bale’s future at Real Madrid has been a topic of hot debate as the Welshman has fallen out of favour with their manager Zinedine Zidane.
Ever since making his move to Real Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur in a then record fee, things have not gone as planned for attacker Gareth Bale. First, he found himself under the shadows of Cristiano Ronaldo, who kept on hogging limelight with his exquisite performances for Real Madrid.
However, Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid to join Italian giants Juventus. It was then expected that Gareth Bale would fill in the void left the mercurial Portuguese but things have only gone worse for the Welshman.
He has fallen out of over with Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane and his future looks increasingly uncertain.
Tottenham Hotspur coach Mauricio Pochettino was asked about this. The Argentine said, “He’s a Real Madrid player. But we have a good relationship. We played against him last year. I have good references about him. Everyone has a fond memory of him here, just like they do at Southampton.”
Pochettino also said that the current situation is not easy for both the player and the club. He said, “He still has three years on his contract at Madrid. It’s a situation that isn’t easy for him and isn’t easy for the club.”
Tottenham Hotspur have been rumoured to be a potential destination for Gareth Bale, along with Manchester United, who are also looking for quality additions to bolster their arsenal.
It remains to be seen what both parties decide. Real Madrid are tipped to sign numerous players this summer and selling Gareth Bale would further help them raise fund and find space.
If Bale is to join Tottenham Hotspur, he will most likely have to take a pay cut. Would he agree to that in search of greener pastures and more playing time?
If Gareth Bale continues at Real Madrid, he will most likely have to spend most of the time warming the bench, which is not meant for a player of his calibre. He still can decide games on his own and should choose a club where he could achieve that.