Jose Mourinho shatters Zinedine Zidane’s plan as the former Real Madrid coach is no longer interested in signing Gareth Bale
Real Madrid and Gareth Bale could be described as one of the most beautiful stories in football gone wrong. The player was signed in the summer of 2013 for a world record fee surpassing that of Cristiano Ronaldo. Bale guided Real to La Decima and the Copa del Rey in his debut season. Since then, the Welsh man has gone on to win several trophies down the line.
However, this season, in particular, has seen everything gone dark for the former Premier League forward and Real Madrid. Zinedine Zidane has made it clear that winger will not feature in his plans next season and that the club must ensure that the player is offloaded.
Gareth Bale is the highest earner at the club ahead of several other big names such as Karim Benzema and Sergio Ramos. With two more years left on his contract that sees him earn 30 million euros a year, the Welsh forward has decided to stay at the Spanish capital until his contract runs out.
The former Tottenham Hotspur star is aware that he would never receive a lucrative contract like at any other club nor would he be paid millions a year to warm the bench and play golf on a sunny Sunday morning.
According to recent reports, it seemed like Tottenham Hotspur were eager to take that burden off Real’s shoulder. However, Diaro GOL reports that Jose Mourinho is eager on signing the player but cannot afford the wage that the left-footed winger earns at Bernabeu.
Having said that, the operation to sell Gareth Bale has been called off, and now the club wait for the next offer to arrive. Gareth Bale is 31-years-old and struggles to keep fit for most of the season and with such a heft wage rate, it is safe to say that no other club would want to sign the player.
Real will have to keep paying Bale until his contract runs out. A sad story indeed for the Santiago Bernabeu and the fans of the club.
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