Toni Kross claims that Gareth Bale is still mad at Madrid for blocking his exit.
The former Tottenham man was close to joining Jiangsu Suning in China last summer.
The Welshman reportedly was unhappy after Real Madrid pulled the plug on his move.
Bale only made 16 appearances this season and was fit for much of the campaign but has fallen out of favour under manager Zinedine Zidane.
Toni Kroos felt that this teammate was desperate to leave the club last summer.
He told the Lauschangriff podcast: “There’s no getting around that the situation is unsatisfying for everyone.
“I believe that he (Bale) wanted to leave last summer in principle and that the club signaled a yes at first and then not again.
“I don’t know if he’s still mad about that. It’s a difficult subject.”
Bale’s longtime agent Jonathan Barnett insists that the superstar is going nowhere.
He told BBC Sport: “He likes living in Madrid and he is going nowhere. He is still as good as anyone else in the team. It’s up to Zinedine Zidane.
“Of course there’s been interest but there’s hardly a club in the world which can afford him.
“It’s a great loss that he’s not in the Real Madrid team at the moment but he will not leave.
“Gareth is not looking to outlast Zinedine Zidane. Mr Zidane has been very successful. there’s no hatred. Mr Zidane just does not want to play him. Gareth trains every day and he trains well.”
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