Real Madrid remain determined to offload Gareth Bale despite recovering form
Real Madrid were not won over by Gareth Bale’s return to form and remain determined to offload the Welshman for good this summer.
Loaned to Tottenham at the start of the season, Bale had a slow start to life in London, but has since exploded onto the scene with nine goal contributions in his last six games in all competitions.
Bale has scored ten goals so far this season, as many as Marco Asensio, Rodrygo, Vinicius Junior and Eden Hazard combined, and it has sparked speculation that Real may seek to bring back the Welshman at the end of the year.
However, according to the Daily mail, Real’s position is unwavering. They want Bale and his £ 650,000-a-week salary cut as soon as possible and should see the winger reach a whole new level before they even consider bringing him back.
Los Blancos were delighted to see Bale shine, but only because it will increase their chances of selling him at the end of the season. If he can prove himself as a genuine weapon for a higher side, there could be plenty of contenders for his signature.
Los Blancos’ goal is to free up money to fund a team’s rebuilding this summer. They still dream of landing at least one of Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe and Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland, but neither will be possible if they are stuck paying Bale wages for another season.
90 mins revealed Last week, Bale is expected to remain on loan at Spurs for the final year of his contract with Real, as the Welshman being in London is still slashing the Spanish club’s payroll despite having to pay part of the costs.
Mundo Deportivo speculate more on Bale’s future and say Los Blancos must watch, and although they admit that a summer departure is far more likely than anything else, they have conducted a fan survey to gauge feelings about the Welsh.
Surprisingly, 40% of voters actually wanted to keep Bale, which says a lot about his performance this season. The 31-year-old was public enemy number one at the Santiago Bernabeu last year, but his improvement at a time when Los forwards are floundering seems to have made a difference.
Behind top scorer Karim Benzema, defensive midfielder Casemiro is the only Real player to hit fivethe league goals this season, while Vinicius is the only other striker to reach three.
It’s not hard to see why Blancos are dreaming of adding Haaland and Mbappe this summer, but despite their desire to step up their offense, it looks like Bale’s name has been firmly taken off the list.