Zinedine Zidane takes a final decision on Gareth Bale’s Real Madrid future.
Zinedine Zidane decided to quit Real Madrid after the historic Champions League triumph in 2018 due to the lack of say in the transfers. Fast forward, seven months into the new season, with inconsistency playing a huge part, the Los Blancos had sacked two coaches, Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari, which forced Florentino Perez to welcome the French International to Santiago Bernabeu once more.
When Zidane decided to take over the club again, Florentino Perez ensured that the 46-year-old will be pivotal in handling the transfers from the forthcoming window. The Real Madrid manager has already sealed the transfer of Eder Militao and is reportedly ready to sell some of their stars in order to bring in fresh faces as the Spanish outfit enter the transition period.
Gareth Bale, who did not enjoy particularly a good relationship with Zinedine Zidane last time is likely to be offloaded in the summer transfer window. The Welshman was seen as an integral member of the squad by the former managers, but Zidane has asked the club to sell him at any cost in the forthcoming window say the English publication The Independent.
Irrespective of the financial loss, Zidane has made sure that he does not want the former Tottenham Hotspur attacker in the squad next season. Besides staying injury prone, age might be another stumbling block for the suitors. The four-time Champions League winner will turn 30 before the kick start of next season which might prove tough for the Los Blancos to sell him.
The club is ready to sell him for a fee of 80 million euros as stated in plenty of reports, but the buying team have refused to meet Real Madrid’s demands. The likes of Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur were enticing projects for Gareth, but he refused to leave for Premier League last summer due to the managerial change at Real Madrid.
However, the synopsis has totally changed with Zinedine Zidane back in the frame at Santiago Bernabeu. Whether he would leave the club is solely dependent on the president Florentino Perez.
Here’s how Twitter reacted..
Real Madrid will have to realign their expectations if they’re to sell Bale. Zidane wants it done regardless. Guess this will be one of the first tests of whether Zidane really is ‘el que manda’ https://t.co/Q0Ca2D2eGj
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