Gareth Bale was spotted playing golf while Real Madrid were losing to Tottenham in a friendly match amidst transfer tensions between both.
Gareth Bale was set to leave for China, after he received a lucrative offer of £1 million-per-week salary from Jiangsu Suning, but was turned down by the sudden interference of Real Madrid President Florentino Perez.
It left the Welsh International furious, as he had already agreed a deal with the Chinese club but sudden demand of compensation by Real Madrid stalled the transfer.
Amidst all the dispute, the conflict seems to fuel even more, as the 30-year-old star was spotted by the Spanish outlet El Confidencial playing golf exactly when Real Madrid were losing to Spurs in a friendly match.
It was reported that Bale has left Real Madrid’s pre-season tour due to ill-health, after Zinedine Zidane made it clear during a press interaction before the interaction.
“He didn’t travel with us because he just didn’t feel well,” said Zidane. “The doctors said it would be better if he stayed in Madrid. He trains there. It was a decision that was made between the medical department, me and him. And that’s it.”
Real lost the game 1-0 to add to their pre-season woes, but it turns out that Bale might not have been so ‘unwell’ as Zidane made out. It is clear that Los Blancos manager doesn’t view Bale in his plans anymore.
Hence, the 30-year-old forward was ready to find other prospects, but sudden collapse of negotiations with the Chinese clubs left Bale reportedly fuming, as explanation was given to Bale, nor any kind of reassurances over his future at Real Madrid.
With Real Madrid about to start their new season, Bale’s uncertainty at the club hasn’t been solved yet.
How twitter reacted
— Rafał (@madridreigns) July 31, 2019
Gareth Bale was playing golf 'to clear his head' says agent after he was pictured on the course when Zidane had said he was 'too ill' to travel with rest of the Real Madrid squad. Bale took part in the launch of Madrid's new third kit despite his future being up in the air pic.twitter.com/RC6zilhKST
— Lilian Chan (@bestgug) July 31, 2019
— Oliver Todd (@oliver_todd) July 31, 2019
Zinedine Zidane caught out after claiming Gareth Bale was ill for Audi Cup. Turns out Bale played golf in Spain yesterday.
— Phil Cadden (@pjcadden) July 31, 2019
Real Madrid will start their campaign soon, and will first play against Celta Vigo in their first La Liga match.