Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is ‘making it clear Gareth Bale’s time at the Bernabeu is coming to an end’
- Zinedine Zidane making Gareth Bale aware he is likely to leave Real Madrid
- Bale has been linked with move, with Manchester United a possible destination
- The winger was brought on in the 81st minute in the 1-1 draw against Leganes
Bale has been heavily linked with a departure from the Bernabeu and was only brought on in the 81st minute as Real drew 1-1 away to Leganes in La Liga on Monday night.
As reported by Marca, Zidane isn’t hiding his intentions from Bale regarding his future plans for the winger.
Zinedine Zidane is making it clear to Gareth Bale that his time at Real Madrid is nearing an end
Marca’s Tuesday edition reported that Zidane is telling Bale behind the scenes that he’ll be sold
Bale was only brought on in the 81st minute as Real drew 1-1 against Leganes in La Liga
Marca’s front page on Tuesday read: ‘Again only Benzema’, referring to the Frenchman’s goal against Leganes.
‘Karim cancels out the advantage of Leganes, but Madrid cannot manage more,’ it continued.
‘The Frenchman is the scorer of the last five Los Blancos goals… barely 10 minutes for Bale’.
In public, Zidane hasn’t given much away about whether he intends to keep Bale. Speaking ahead of the game against Leganes, he said: ‘There are seven games left. Let’s see how we play. There will be changes but Gareth is part of the team.’
Bale has been linked with a return to the Premier League with Manchester United
GARETH BALE’S STATS THIS SEASON
La Liga: 26 games, eight goals, two assists
Champions League: Seven games, three goals, two assists
Copa del Rey: Three games
Club World Cup: Two games, three goals
UEFA Super Cup: One game, one assist
Total: 39 games, 14 goals, five assists
Manchester United are among the clubs that have been linked with Bale, and it will be intriguing to see whether the 29-year-old will make a return to the Premier League.
Bale has won a host of trophies during his time at Real, including three Champions Leagues and the La Liga title.
However, the Wales international has endured a considerable amount of criticism from supporters this season, many of whom feel he hasn’t sufficiently filled the void left by Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure to Juventus.
Following their draw with Leganes, Real are in third place in La Liga, 13 points adrift of leaders Barcelona.
Real are back in action on Sunday when they host Athletic Bilbao.