Gareth Bale Wants Out Of Real Madrid After Champions League Snub
Gareth Bale reportedly wants out of Real Madrid next summer after becoming annoyed by being left out of the Champions League game against Club Brugge last week.
The Welshman is ready to quit the Bernabeu, according to AS, after he wasn't even picked as a substitute for the 2-2 draw with the Belgians.
So annoyed was the former Spurs winger with being dropped for the game against Brugge that he arrived at the ground late for the game, being photographed by Spanish TV show Deportes Cuatro arriving four minutes after the game kicked off.
He wasn't unfit, suspended or in need of a rest for the game with the manager just feeling that the team were better off without him to get a result, a decision which backfired after they needed a comeback to draw 2-2.
The 30-year-old has a bad history with manager Zinedine Zidane and it looked like he would be leaving in the last transfer window when the Frenchman rejoined the Bernabeu club.
Bale was on the verge of a move to the Chinese Super League when the club decided to back out of the deal, despite trying to get him out of the door before the collapse.
He was expected to sign for Jiangsu Suning, who share owners with Inter, but Los Blancos president Florentino Perez felt that the player was too valuable to let him leave for a cheap price.
With Zidane back in the fold, the team trying to sell him, and a big transfer outlay in the summer it wasn't expected that Bale would get much game time but he started in Real's first game of the season, against Celta Vigo, and has started six of their eight La Liga games.
Bale, who has two goals and two assists in the league in his six games, believes that he hasn't been treated fairly by the manager or the club.
Speaking about the player, during the negotiations with Suning, Zidane said, "We hope he leaves soon. It would be best for everyone. We are working on his transfer to a new team.
"I have nothing personal against him, but there comes a time where things are done because they must be done."
The players' agent wasn't happy with Zizou, replying, "Zidane is a disgrace to speak like that about someone who has done so much for Real."
Once again it seems that Bale's departure from Madrid is imminent.