Gareth Bale has reportedly withdrawn himself from the Real Madrid squad heading to Munich.
The breaking story from the BBC is that after his move to China collapsed Bale is not in the right state of mind to play.
The Welshman’s move to China appeared to be a done deal. Only for Florentino Perez and the Madrid board to pull the plug at the last minute.
After a very public falling out with the club, Bale appears to be stuck in Spain where his manager doesn’t want him.
Zinedine Zidane has publicly said he doesn’t feature in his plans. Bale’s agent publically criticised the France and Madrid legend.
A deal was apparently “very close and in everyone’s best interests” said Zidane.
His teammates flew out today, to Munich for a tournament. They will play Fenerbache, Bayern Munich and Bales old club Tottenham Hotspurs.
It is thought that the deal to Jiangsu Suning broke down after the Real board just could not stomach a little to anything transfer fee.
Bale moved to the Spanish capital in 2013 for a then-world record 85 million pound. He has been a part of one of the clubs most successful eras.
Winning four UEFA Champions Leagues, a la Liga, a Copa Del Rey, 3 UEFA Super Cups and 3 Club World Cups.
He has contributed some crucial and spectacular goals for the club. In fact 115 goals in his competitive Real career to date.
While last season saw him appear 42 times, over the past four seasons he has managed only 79 starts. Injuries have been a persistent problem in recent years.
His relationship with the fans has deteriorated too. He was booed by his own fans on multiple occasions.
The future of Gareth Bale is very undecided by both the player and the club.
Liverpool and Manchester United don’t appear interested. Manchester City, PSG, and Juventus are probably the only other ones who could afford him.
Time is running out as the transfer windows across the world close. The choices for Gaeth Bale and Real Madrid get fewer and fewer.