The Gareth Bale saga regarding will he or wont he leave Real Madrid as hit the front pages again as the Welsh wizard told BBC Radio Five’s Guillem Balague that he was “angry” and “fed up” at the Spanish giants whilst also admitting he wants to leave.
Back in July Real Madrid Manager Zinedine Zidane was reported as saying “we hope he leaves soon” which in return started a barrage of comments from Bale’s agent as he described Zidane as a disgrace saying “he shows no respect for a player that has done so much for Real Madrid”
A comment believed to have some credibility considering Bale’s record since moving to Real from Tottenham Hotspurs in 2013 as he has gone on to win Four Champions League titles, one La Liga title, a Copa del Rey, three Uefa super cups and a Club World cup whilst scoring over a 100 goals in the process.
Bale was then used as a bit part player during the clubs pre-season tours and was all set to join Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning for a whooping £1m a week on a three year deal, however Real decided to cancel the deal at the last minute after deciding they now wanted a transfer fee.
This lead to Bale’s decesion to stand himself down from one of the clubs final preseason warm up game against Bayern Munich as he believed he wasn’t in the right state of mind.
He has since returned to the team and scored twice in the opening seven games as they became earlier front runners in the La Liga title chase.
Speaking about his conversation with Bale Balague said;
“He can do this no longer. At a time when he began to stand out, knowing that as he plays matches his fitness would be sharpened, he suddenly had to watch the game against Bruges in the stands. Nobody knows why.
“He is angry, confused. When Zidane returned to the club, he decided he did not want Bale, without anyone having offered a clear reasoning.
“Bale was told that Zidane, with whom he has a professional relationship, had made an unequivocal decision and was preparing for his departure.
“His agent, Jonathan Barnett, set out to find him alternative options, but Bale preferred – ahead of any other possibility – to remain at the club.
The voice of the La Liga for the BBC Balague then continued to say;
“What the Welshman does not quite understand is why the doors were opened, and then they did not let him go. Madrid agreed not to charge a transfer fee to the Chinese side Jiangsu Suning, but ultimately, they backed down because they believed that another Chinese team were willing to pay a large amount for James Rodriguez, a rumour that ended up being false.
“Bale has played well in recent weeks – partly because he is angry – in response to the distance and coldness with which the coach treats him, and he has finally rebelled at his situation.
“It is said that he likes golf more than football, and it is true that he does not live the profession with the intensity of others, either on or off the pitch.
“He only asks for minutes to be able to give his best and to be able to offer goals to the team, something they lack.
“Leaving him out of the game against Bruges is difficult to understand and has been the last straw.