Real Madrid’s chances of offloading Gareth Bale has turned slim after no clubs expressed any interest in signing him this summer.
It is no secret that the Welshman is not exactly Zinedine Zidane’s favourite. Despite winning a La Liga title and 4 Champions League trophies with the club, there is no love lost between the player and the club’s fans.
Last season, Bale was constantly jeered by the Madrid supporters and he is known to have a difficult relationship with his teammates as well. Reports claim that he is called ‘a golfer’ due to how much time he spends on the sport.
He was touted to join either one of Bayern Munich, Manchester United or former side, Tottenham Hotspur next season but none have tabled any bids. His obscene £350,000-per-week wages is turning out to be a major hiccup in any deal being concluded.
Bale is also not interested in leaving unless he gets to make the same amount of money elsewhere. The 29-year-old’s history with injuries makes it very difficult for clubs to take a gamble on him, even if he reeks of world-class talent.
Madrid are in a difficult situation as they have already built up a large squad of 37 players. In order to bring in more, they will have to get rid of some of their high-earning fringe options like Bale and Isco.