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Bale’s agent insists his Real Madrid stay isn’t about money

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Jonathan Barnett suggests Gareth Bale is happy at Real Madrid and has no intention to leave any time soon.

Despite returning to the team and training with them after having recovered from his ankle injury, Gareth Bale was left out of Real Madrid’s squad to face Atletico Madrid by Zinedine Zidane.

Later, the Real Madrid boss hinted that he left Bale out because he preferred other players over him.

The Welshmen always manages to get caught up in controversies. And adding that to his injuries, it becomes understandable why Bale has lost the support of his manager.

But that does not concern the 30-year old one bit. Speaking in an exclusive interview with TalkSport, Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett insisted that he was happy at Real Madrid.

“Gareth is very happy over there,” Barnett told.

“And let’s be realistic: for most clubs, he is out of their league, financially.

“It is all well and good to say, ‘give up that money and go and play somewhere else.’ But it is not all about money. It is about his lifestyle and his children, who have grown up in Madrid. When his contract is up hopefully he will sit down with me and his family and decide what he wants to do.”