The former Spurs man looks likely to leave Santiago Bernabeu in summer.
Gareth Bale’s tenure at Madrid has received mixed reactions from everyone. What was seen as the next big galatico so far hasn’t sparked yet. Bale was bought so he could replace Cristiano Ronaldo. This season was supposed to be his season after the departure of the Portuguese to Juventus. However, injuries prevented him to fill the shoes. Despite making a success of his move from Spurs in 2013, Bale is still yet to fully convince fans that he deserves a spot in team. With Zidane back at the dugout, Bale’s future at Madrid doesn’t looks optimistic. Bale could be on his way out as Real reveal it’s asking price for the Welshmen.
Real Madrid ‘have decided to sell Gareth Bale this summer and will demand £113million for the Welshman’. After six seasons and four Champions League successes at the Bernabeu, Bale looks set to move on and a return to the Premier League looks the most likely outcome. And, according to Spanish newspaper AS, Real are confident one of England’s big hitters will stump up their asking price. Manchester United will have to fork out £113million if they want to sign Real Madrid star Gareth Bale this summer. The Red Devils have been linked with a swoop for the Welshman, who has endured a tough time in the Spanish capital. The return of Zinedine Zidane as manager has increased speculation that a return to the Premier League could be on the horizon for the former Tottenham winger.
Real believe the price for the 29-year-old is a fair one in the current market taking into account the transfer fees paid for the likes of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Philippe Coutinho in recent years. However, the Spanish club do expect potential suitors to try and haggle the price down once the transfer window opens. Another issue in offloading Bale is his salary demands – the Welshman earns almost £26million a year before tax – and this limits the number of clubs he could potentially move to. Zinedine Zidane, who has recently returned for a second spell in charge, would love to sign the French midfielder. An exchange deal could be for Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen if Bale wanted to return to his former club. Bale has played 227 times for Real, scoring 102 goals, since joining from Spurs for a then world record transfer fee of £85.3m in September 2013. He has won four Champions Leagues, the La Liga title, the Copa del Rey, a Spanish Super Cup, three European Super Cups and four FIFA Club World Cups during his time in Spain. However, he has also suffered 22 different injuries and has struggled to win the favour of the Bernabeu fans.
It seems Bale’s time at Santiago Bernabeu is up. The price for the 29-year-old is a fair one in the current market taking into account the transfer fees paid for the likes of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Philippe Coutinho in recent years.