BALE COULD LEAVE REAL AF­TER BRO­KEN PROM­ISES

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

GARETH BALE COULD be on his way out of Real Madrid af­ter fall­ing out with both man­ager Zine­dine Zi­dane and pres­i­dent Florentino Perez, ac­cord­ing to re­ports in Spain. The for­mer Tot­ten­ham winger is said to be upset with the pair af­ter prom­ises made to him last sea­son by Perez have not been fol­lowed up this term. Perez promised he would give Bale (car­i­ca­ture) a new con­tract in the same wage bracket as the likes of Cris­tiano Ron­aldo but so far no talks have taken place. Sim­i­larly, he was told he would be­come the fo­cal point of the team and usurp his Por­tuguese team­mate as Real Madrid’s leader. How­ever, when Madrid saw their 16-game win­ning streak end with the 1-1 draw against Vil­lar­real, Bale was re­port­edly unim­pressed that he was the first per­son to be re­placed by Zi­dane, de­spite the Welsh­man feel­ing he had done more to re­main on the pitch than ei­ther Ron­aldo or Karim Ben­zema. Span­ish out­let GOL claim Bale has be­come un­com­fort­able in Madrid and is grow­ing tired of be­ing sac­ri­ficed when the team are chas­ing a goal. The re­ports also sug­gest Bale and Ron­aldo had an on-field ar­gu­ment af­ter Bale failed to pass to the for­mer Manch­ester United star af­ter which the pair re­fused to look at each other in the eyes. Manch­ester United is al­legedly Bale’s pre­ferred des­ti­na­tion should he leave the Span­ish cap­i­tal. The Old Traf­ford club were will­ing to pay more than £100m for him be­fore he signed for Madrid in 2013.

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