The transfer window is coming to a close pretty soon and an under-performing Gareth Bale is familiarising himself with a truth that he is going to be in the Los Blancos camp for another season. The Welsh International is reportedly wanting to stay at the Spanish Capital and make Estadio Santiago Bernabeu his home and play his way up the chain to Zinedine Zidane’s starting line-up.
Madrid coaching staff and even the players have reportedly said that the Pre-season training ground has seen a more enthusiastic, more participating and an agile Gareth Bale. He is looking to win over his coaches and teammates in training.
Since the end of last season and announcement of Zidane coming back as coach, there was speculation around Bale staying at Madrid. That invited attention from a lot of big names, mainly in the premier league with teams like Manchester United, who are looking to rebuild their team this year and the UCL finalists Tottenham Hotspurs.
The Los Blancos are nowhere near to lower their price for Bale and won’t be forced to sell him at a lower price as they are sticking to their valuation of 70-80 million euros for the winger.
The 30-year-old has been in the news quite a lot linking him to a move away from Real Madrid and has been under the speculative eyes of everyone as different news springs up everyday ranging from him being slammed for his choice to stay at the Spanish capital and not go back to his old club in England, to deals being agreed to mark his move back to Tottenham. In any case, Madrid is always keeping the valuation of the Winger at a strict 70-80 million euros.
Bale had been the beacon at Tottenham where the team helped him get up on his feet from being an injury-plagued Left back to a celebrated Premier League masterclass and then he became the newest Galactico signing for the Los Merengues in 2013. Bale still had very little impact compared to his reputation at Madrid with being under the Portuguese phenomenon Cristiano Ronaldo’s shadow. When Ronaldo left for Serie A, Bale was expected to step up to the occasion and become the torchbearer for Real Madrid but he failed to do so. Presently, Florentino Perez’s summer of transfers has gone brilliantly with signings like Hazard and Luka Jovic who are going to be real contenders for the first team squad and might push Bale to the sidelines even more.
Gareth Bale alleged decision to stay at Madrid might have raised some eyebrows but with each passing day towards the deadline of the transfer season, it seems more and more likely that Gareth bale will stay at Madrid dressing room this year.
The Madrid giants have spent over £300 million this transfer season and by calculation letting go Bale even for free won’t cost them a lot financially as the Welshman bags a £600,000 a week salary without living up to the mark Madrid bosses hoped he would. Madrid bosses are still asking a high price for Gareth Bale as they are looking to regain a portion of the money they paid for the player in 2013, which was a sum of £85 million.
Tottenham is one of the clubs that desperately looking to get Bale back but though money isn’t a problem for them they think Madrid is asking a really high price for Bale.
Though in hindsight a portion of Real Madrid supporters still see Bale as one of the greatest assets Madrid possess and one of the best players in the squad and are happy for him if he starts performing on the pitch.