Real Madrid Have Placed Six Players On The Transfer List, Gareth Bale Is One
Bale returned to Los Blancos after spending the 2020/21 season on loan back at Spurs, but hasn't played in the league since August.
Given the No.18 shirt after his No.11 was handed to Marco Asensio, the Welsh captain is out of contract in the summer and the La Liga leaders are keen to offload him mid-season.
He's won four Champions League trophies and two La Liga titles and scored over 100 goals for Real but his relationship with the club's fans has soured in recent years.
🚨| Gareth Bale and Isco can leave Real Madrid in January: the club has opened the door for their departures. Ancelotti does NOT count on them and from the club they consider their departure would be positive. @jfelixdiaz [🥇] pic.twitter.com/SVHRhEsluX— Madrid Xtra. (@MadridXtra) December 26, 2021
According to MARCA, Real are happy to allow Bale, one of their top earners, to leave in the January window.
Isco finds himself in the same situation, having been on the fringes this term and approaching the end of his deal at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Club captain Marcelo is another who has found first-team opportunities hard to come by. No longer first-choice, the Brazilian has played just five times in all competitions this season.
With his contract expiring in the summer, Real are willing to let him depart next month after 16 years of excellent service.
Elsewhere, Mariano Diaz, Luka Jovic and record signing Eden Hazard are still fancied by Carlo Ancelotti and their exits are not seen as a priority.
However, the report says the 13-time European champions are open to negotiating with clubs for the trio.
Real are not particularly active in the January market when it comes to incomings and that is unlikely to change next month.
They are confident of drafting in both Kylian Mbappe and Antonio Rudiger on free transfers from Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea respectively, but that won't happen until the summer window.
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