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Bale and James left out of Madrid squad to face Man City

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Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez have been left out of Real Madrid’s 24-man squad for Friday’s Champions League match at Manchester City.

In what could be hinting at an exit for both players, Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez have been left out for Real Madrid’s Champions League game at the Etihad.

The La Liga champions go into the game with a one-goal deficit and one would think Zidane would take all his best attacking names on ground.

Well, Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez are not in those plans and it further fuels speculation they could leave the club this summer. Although, recent comment’s from the Welshman’s agent says otherwise.

Both players have struggled for game-time this season, with Zidane even opting for youngsters over the experienced duo.

Bale has only featured twice since the restart in June and the latest indicates it could be goodbye to Real Madrid.

Los Blancos shared details of their squad list on their website and the absence of James and the Welshman left many with lots to talk about.

Eden Hazard is in the squad despite concerns over his fitness following an ankle injury. Luka Jovic, who has started just one Champions League game for Madrid is also included. Sergio Ramos is not going to feature in the game but still travels with the squad regardless.

Is that the last we have seen of Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez in a Real Madrid jersey? It might appear so.