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Gareth Bale set to exact £60m revenge on Real Madrid that could help Man Utd seal cut-price £23m deal for team-mate

It looks like Real Madrid are admitting defeat in their efforts to oust Gareth Bale, according to reports in Spain

Gareth Bale looks set to exact a £60m revenge on Real Madrid, according to reports in Spain.

AS report the Spanish giants have come to the conclusion Bale is "unsellable" and will look to offload other players this summer instead.

It means Bale is increasingly likely to see out his contract until 2022, which will mean the club forking out around £60m for him doing very little, according to the reports.

Bale reportedly earns up to £600,000 a week before tax, leaving him with around £350,000 net earnings a week.

And it's those wages that make it unlikely any club will be able to make the 31-year-old an offer that comes close. The reports say Bale is determined to make Madrid pay every penny.

It's claimed he is now likely to stay despite the fact there appears little to no prospect of manager Zinedine Zidane picking him after a complete breakdown in relations.

The upshot is Madrid will now look to move on a series of other players instead to help pay for planned new summer additions. This includes accepting a cut price offer for James Rodriguez, who is reportedly set for talks with Manchester United over a bargain £23m transfer.

Like Bale, the 29-year-old Colombian has found himself a peripheral figure under Zidane despite costing the club £63m back in 2014.

He would leave the club on relatively good terms though, unlike Bale.

The Welshman has riled some fans, media and officials at Madrid with his recent behaviour, but his agent has maintained the Wales star is going absolutely nowhere..

Bale was an unused substitute for a series of matches following football's restart, angering the local media with his antics in the stands as his team-mates won every match to lift the La Liga title.

He then cut an awkward figure as Madrid celebrated that success in front of the watching world before he was left out of the squad completely for the final league match as Zidane asserted his authority.

"Gareth is fine. He has two years left on his contract," Bale's agent, Jonathan Barnett, told BBC Sport.

"He likes living in Madrid and he is going nowhere.

"He is still as good as anyone else in the team. It's up to [Real Madrid manager] Zinedine Zidane."

Bale has reportedly been a target once again for Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, but they would not come close to offering the type of wages Bale is used to.

Likewise a loan deal appears to be off the table.

Barnett added: "Of course there's been interest but there's hardly a club in the world which can afford him.

"Gareth is one of the best players in the world. The best players in the world do not go out on loan."

Bale is worth £114 million and was recently named as the highest earning UK sports person, aged 30 or under, before he turned 31.

Gareth Bale set to exact £60m revenge on Real Madrid - https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/gareth-bale-transfer-man-utd-18674874
 

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The more times I read this stuff, the more disappointed I am in Bale (and/or his agent) for what he's allowing to happen to his career.

He may well be justified in feeling poorly treated by Madrid, and £350k net per week is certainly a lot of dough, but why would he want to spend another two years fruitlessly training with a bunch of team-mates who must resent him, only to sit on the bench every game in a stadium full of people who think he's a clown?

Life is too short. Even if he's not prepared to take a pay cut to go elsewhere, why rule out going on loan? Surely he could do something like going back to Spurs, who'd stump up a fairly decent percentage of his wages, and Madrid would be happy to cut their losses for a bit and be rid of what must be a toxic influence behind the scenes.

I hope all this stuff is just him/his agent playing hardball with a reasonable expectation of a settlement from Madrid and a move elsewhere. If it isn't, and he genuinely is happy to spunk two of the few remaining years of his career for the sake of swelling his already enormous fortune, it would be a great shame.
 

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I don't reckon Bale loves Football anymore other than when he plays for Wales. It's a shame. Like Woody says go somewhere where your wanted, like Spurs. Fall back in love with pel droed. You're a long time retired.
 

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Would love to see him in a city shirt, its not as though he needs the money. His best years are behind him now IMO
 

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bale has been left out of the real madrid squad for their next champions league match.
 

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Man City v Real Madrid: Gareth Bale left out of Real squad for Champions League tie

Wales forward Gareth Bale has been left out of Real Madrid’s 24-man squad for the Champions League last-16 second-leg tie against Manchester City on Friday.

City won 2-1 in the first leg in Spain in February before the coronavirus pandemic caused the competition to be halted for almost five months.

Bale, 31, has played twice, with only one start, in 11 Real games since football in Spain restarted in June.

The winners of the tie will play either Lyon or Juventus in the quarter-finals.



All the games in the Champions League from the last eight onwards will be played in Portugal over a 12-day period from 12 August with the final on 23 August.

Bale joined Real in a then-world record transfer of £85m from Tottenham in September 2013. He has helped the Spanish champions win the Champions League on four occasions, scoring in the 2014 final against Atletico Madrid, converting a penalty in the shootout against the same side in 2016 and netting twice against Liverpool, including a spectacular bicycle kick, in 2018.

Last summer he was set to move to Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning in a deal worth a reported £1m a week. However, the move fell through when Real Madrid demanded a fee for Bale.

The forward has only started 14 games in all competitions in 2019-20 and looked disinterested in recent weeks, including pretending to be asleep as a substitute as Real went on a 10-game winning run to become Spanish champions.

Man City v Real Madrid: Gareth Bale left out of Real squad for Champions League tie - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/53671401
 

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Would love to see him in a city shirt, its not as though he needs the money. His best years are behind him now IMO
The only sensible thing here is, as ludicrous as it sounds financially, is for Madrid to pay him the rest of his salary and let him go on a free.

He’d be set up for life, signs for his hometown club for zero wages, in exchange for image rights on shirts/merchandise etc, we get promoted, then go on to qualify for the champions league, and knock them out courtesy of a bale hat trick.

They’d be still talking about him a hundred years from now.
 

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on talksport just now they said zidane said bale didn't want to play for real madrid v man city . sounds interesting :sherlock:
 

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on talksport just now they said zidane said bale didn't want to play for real madrid v man city . sounds interesting :sherlock:
I can't imagine Bale saying that unless he meant he couldn't play against a team he was about to join...
 

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Surely he has got to be gone in this window. If not then he can just chill the fock out, work on his handicap and keep himself injury free for next June.
 

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Couldn't be stopped then. Not just goals against Norwich, Coventry and all the shit either. Goals against, Utd, Citeh, Arsenal, Liverpool, Inter, Lyon, International goals. The bulling lot. What a player he was. Every kind of goal. Head, volley, in the box, outside the box, long range, short range, free kicks, solos goals, on the end of crosses goals. Just goals, goals, goals. Such a buzz.
 

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Couldn't be stopped then. Not just goals against Norwich, Coventry and all the shit either. Goals against, Utd, Citeh, Arsenal, Liverpool, Inter, Lyon, International goals. The bulling lot. What a player he was. Every kind of goal. Head, volley, in the box, outside the box, long range, short range, free kicks, solos goals, on the end of crosses goals. Just goals, goals, goals. Such a buzz.
Confidence just oozed out of him and he had the superior ability to back it up. Madrid have ruined the lad.
 

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Next is seeing him in a city shirt :aya:
Just imagine that lads

Top bloke :thumbup:
 

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Couldn't be stopped then. Not just goals against Norwich, Coventry and all the shit either. Goals against, Utd, Citeh, Arsenal, Liverpool, Inter, Lyon, International goals. The bulling lot. What a player he was. Every kind of goal. Head, volley, in the box, outside the box, long range, short range, free kicks, solos goals, on the end of crosses goals. Just goals, goals, goals. Such a buzz.
He should be entering his prime now not the end of his career :nope:
 

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