Former Real Madrid president, Roman Calderon believes that sending Gareth Bale out on loan would be the best option for all involved parties.
The Welshman has endured a terrible last few seasons with the Galacticos, injury being his most obvious enemy. However, with Zinedine Zidane back to coaching the Madrid side and Eden Hazard switching to the Bernabeu, Bale can wave his hopes of a comeback goodbye.
“His situation here is very difficult,” said Calderon. “It is clear Zidane has discarded him in his mind. He showed that last season by not having him in the starting line-up. It is very disappointing for a player like him. Also the problem is the transfer fee. Real Madrid want to get a lot of money for him but I find that difficult.
“Maybe the best thing for everyone would be a loan. The player could recover his confidence on the field and Real Madrid could see his value rise.
“He wasn’t successful here for many reasons – injuries, also the handicap of the money. When he came we paid more than we did for Cristiano [Ronaldo]. People thought he should be better than Cristiano but that is very difficult.”
When asked about Real’s latest £100m transfer, Calderon said, “He’s a fantastic player but Cristiano is unique. I’ve never seen or found a player like him.
“Hazard is very talented and skilful, he’s proven that in the strongest championship in the world, which is the Premier League. He can play on both flanks, is a good dribbler with excellent passing. He can play in many positions – attacking midfielder, winger, even a false nine – so it is a fantastic opportunity.”
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