Last Updated: 22/07/19 8:28pm
Kaveh Solhekol reveals the latest on Gareth Bale’s future on the Transfer Show
Gareth Bale needs wages on par with the world’s top players to leave Real Madrid, a source close to the Welshman has told Daily Week Sports News.
The Wales international forward currently earns £550,000-a-week at the Bernabeu, where he has a contract until 2022.
However, a source has told Daily Week Sports News that it would “take something very huge and special” for Bale to be tempted away from Madrid, possibly an offer that would “come close to making him the highest-paid player in the world”.
Zidane says Real are in the process of arranging Bale’s exit
Real head coach Zinedine Zidane said on Saturday that Bale was close to leaving – “I do not know if in 24 or 48 hours, but it will” – and that his departure would be “best for everyone”, insisting it was nothing personal.
Bale’s agent, Jonathan Barnett, said “Zidane is a disgrace” for the lack of respect he has shown “for a player that has done so much for Real Madrid”. He also confirmed he was “working” on finding a new club for his client.
Daily Week Sports News understands the 30-year-old will only leave Real if he feels the move is right for him and his family, who enjoy life in Madrid and are settled in the Spanish capital.
Graham Hunter believes Bale should avoid a move to China
Provisional discussions have been held with interested parties about a transfer this summer, but Daily Week Sports News understands Bale’s camp have not discussed a move to Paris Saint-Germain in a deal that would see Neymar go the other way contrary to reports.
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