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Real Madrid President gives his verdict on a players future

Gareth Bale is facing an uncertain future and former Real Madrid supremo, Ramon Calderon, has provided some insight into how things might work out for him.

Ramon Calderon has echoed the views of a general football fan. Calderon, Florentino Perez’s predecessor, believes that Gareth Bale’s days in the Royal Whites are numbered. His ongoing struggles at Real Madrid have made it “impossible” for him to remain at the club. With Zidane back at the helm, Calderon’s claims might not be far off from reality.

“The best thing for him is to move”

“Zidane is not keen on him; it is a relationship that will come to an end,” Calderon told BBC Sport Wales.“It seems it was his last game for Real Madrid. Zidane, last year when he left, he thought it was imperative to keep [Cristiano] Ronaldo and to sell Bale and they decided not to do that.”

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Ramon Calderon expects the departure of Gareth Bale this summer.
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“It seems it is impossible for him to be here because of the coach and the relationship with the fans. They think he is not committed and that is a problem. The best thing for him is to move. He should take the opportunity if there is one.”

Loan on the cards?

While there ain’t many suitors for the Welshman, a return to the Premier League is not completely off. But given the fact that he is tied down to a long contract and is responsible for a considerable chunk of the wage bill, Caledron feels that a loan move might be a possibility.“Maybe he will go on loan. It is a problem when the coach and player do not get along, you have to look at every option to find a solution. The problem is the salary, it is a high salary,” Calderon suggested.

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Premier League might be on the offing for Bale with both Manchester United and Tottenham pursuing.
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“He has not been lucky at Madrid since the beginning. Fans thought for the money he would be better than Cristiano and that was really impossible. It is a divorce that is difficult to solve. They will find a loan or a transfer for perhaps a low amount of money.”

Author’s Take

Gareth Bale’s time at the Spanish capital is well and truly up. The 29-year-old has been tipped to leave and the arrival of Zidane seemed to have hastened things. Surely Zidane suggesting that Bale “doesn’t fit the team” is the final nail in the coffin.


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