Real Madrid 'Admit They Made Mistake Blocking' Gareth Bale’s £1 Million-A-Week Transfer Last Summer
Bale, 31, had been set to join Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning last summer.
But the Real Madrid board blocked the move at the last minute after originally agreeing to allow the Welshman to leave on a free transfer.
He was in line to sign a lucrative three-year contract before his club pulled out of the deal.
And The Telegraph claim that the Spanish champions have admitted they made a mistake during the transfer ordeal.
The recent report says the European powerhouse rue the decision not to let him leave back in July 2019.
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The former Tottenham star only started 14 games in all competitions last season and has played just twice since the restart in June.
And he won't be featuring against Manchester City in the Champions League as the winger told Zinedine Zidane he doesn't want to play.
Speaking ahead of their last-16 second-leg, Zidane revealed: "It was a personal conversation I had with him. He preferred not to play.
"The rest remains between me and him but he said he didn't want to play."
When asked about the player's future, the Frenchman replied: "I don't know. Now he is a current player at Real Madrid. That has not changed. He is our player.
"I respect that and I respect him, like everyone else.
"He preferred not to play. That is the only thing I can tell you. The rest of us are all here, preparing for the game. The only thing we are concentrating on is the game."
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