Real Madrid is yet to receive an offer for their two outcasts who are no longer wanted for the 2020/21 campaign by Zinedine Zidane
Real Madrid faces a serious dilemma ahead of the start of the 2020/21 season as the Merengues are struggling to get rid of James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale. Although both these footballers are of the highest quality in Europe, Zinedine Zidane has no plans on working with either of them any further.
James Rodriguez is on a contract until the summer of 2021 and after just featuring eight times this season in the La Liga Santander, it is highly unlikely that the Colombian would want to continue at the Bernabeu.
The former Porto man’s role towards the La Liga title win was minimal and the midfielder even asked the manager to drop him out from the match-day squad during the last few fixtures. The same was the case with Gareth Bale. The Welsh forward, in particular, had Zidane to exclude him from the match-day squad against Manchester City in the return leg.
Gareth Bale has been spotted umpteen number of times having a laugh while being on the bench and is often spotted playing golf in between matches when dropped out of the squad. Bale’s attitude towards the club has not been taken kindly by Zidane and the fans, however, nor has the Welsh forward taken the criticism shown by Zidane earlier in the season lightly.
GOAL reports that Real are yet to receive an offer for both the players. Florentino Perez has stated that the club will not be making any galactico signings due to the club’s current financial status. Bale and James were the two shots that Real had at raising cash.
It is rumoured that James Rodriguez has been in contact with Atletico Madrid and if the deal falls through then it would be similar to the Marcos Llorente deal that occurred last summer. Jose Mourinho of Tottenham Hotspur has also shown serious interest in signing Gareth Bale, however, there has been no official bids made as of yet.
Real have confirmed that Martin Odegaard and Dani Ceballos will be returning to the Santiago Bernabeu at the end of the season and it is in Zinedine Zidane’s hands-on whether he would make use of the duo for the 2020/21 season.
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