Gareth Bale’s agent, Jonathan Barnett put Zinedine Zidane on blast after the Real Madrid manager’s comments towards his client.
Bale was left out of Saturday’s 3-1 International Champions Cup defeat to Bayern Munich and in the post-match interview, when asked about the Welshman’s future, Zidane said, “We hope he leaves soon. It would be best for everyone.”
It was pretty evident that Real have been trying to get rid of Bale for a while now but it was not made as transparent as it is now. The Wales international is under contract with the Galacticos until June 2022.
His agent told ESPN FC, “Zidane is a disgrace to speak like that about someone who has done so much for Real. If and when Gareth goes, it will be because it is in the best interest of Gareth and nothing to do with Zidane pushing.”
Now, previous reports did go on to claim that Tottenham Hotspur were in the process of coming up with a solution. They reportedly had agreed to pay £60m for the winger and half of his £17m-per-year salary.
But Mauricio Pochettino completely played down all rumours. He said after 3-2 International Champions Cup win over Juventus, “I saw in the media, but I don’t know which club is working to sign him. At the moment I have no information from my chairman, so I don’t know if we are or not. It’s not my job. It’s the job of my chairman to make the best squad possible.”
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