Gareth Bale Finally Leaving Real Madrid!!??
Sad news, Real Madrid fans... Or are they good?
Anyway, Real Madrid's favorite Welshman Gareth Bale is ready to push for a move away from the club next summer, after growing frustrated with almost everyone at the club. Especially Zidane! We cannot forget him in all this drama. It's true that Bale came close to leaving during this same summer, despite his agent's repeated public insistence that he would be honoring the remaining 3 years of his contract in Madrid (Classic move!), but saw a move to the Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning collapse at the last minute. UNLUCKY! But at least, now he can join a little bit more of Spain's sun for longer on the bench. While Zinedine Zidane was the main driver in attempting to rid Real's of Bale this summer, the Welshman has been one of the club's most important players so far this season, scoring twice and assisting as many in the opening 6 La Liga games. However, Bale is "surprisingly" dropped in crucial matches, like the recent UCL clash against the "almighty" Club Brugge, which they tied (Ha, ha!). And that was it for Bale (he's fuming!); or at least is what Spanish media AS and journalist Guillem Balagué has said. According to them, Bale doesn't understand why he doesn't play more often if he's currently in great form. So to be abruptly dropped is said to have left him asking questions about his future. But, it seems Bale doesn't only have "Zidane headaches". The Welshman fears that the club's directors don't support him either. Bale believes that club officials were always protective of former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo, says AS, and he is concerned that he's not receiving the same treatment, despite actually proving to be one of Real's top performers this season. All these "horrible" treatments are making Bale leave Real Madrid? (I'm a Barcelona fan, so... ALLELUIA!) If he wants to leave, for me it's the best option; for both club and the player. But... The main issue, just as we saw during the summer, is that few teams around the world can afford to sign Bale, while those that do have the capital may choose to spend their money on players under 30 with a shorter injury history. Sorry, Gareth. Jiangsu Suning came close to striking a deal in the summer, but that was only because Real had initially agreed to let Bale leave on a free transfer. His high wage demands mean that few teams could afford to offer a satisfactory transfer fee as well. With his contract not set to expire until 2022, Bale's market value is dropping slowly. Although, now with manager and player seemingly on the same page with regards to the player's future, an exit may be a little easier to facilitate. But if not... Bale will probably join Shinji Kawaga at Zaragoza sooner rather than later.