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Mijatovic has Bale solution – let him go for free

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Former Real Madrid player Predrag Mijatovic thinks the solution to the Gareth Bale problem is to let the Welshman leave from free.

Bale arrived at the Santiago Bernabeau in the summer of 2013 for a then world-record transfer fee of 91 million Euros.

During the past six years, there have been moments of genius and some exquisite goals.

However, as of right now he locked in a battle with the club.

They don’t really want him anymore, and truthfully he is somewhere where he doesn’t really want to be.

He almost left for China this summer, only for the power brokers at Real to decide he couldn’t leave for free.

But according to Mijatovic, the free transfer is the best solution for all parties.

Bale reportedly earns a staggering 350,000 a week.

Real could do with the room on their wage bill.

While a potential suitor will not pay a fee and those kinds of wages for a 30-year-old who has missed over 50% of the games in the past six years through injury.

Speaking to El Larguero on Cadena SER, he feels the limbo both parties find themselves in is not helping anyone.

He said:

“Madrid wanted to sell him over the summer but they couldn’t find a solution.”

“A decision needs to be made … he has three years left on his contract and that complicates things.”

The retired Montenegrin international puts it down to simple math.

He added:

“In terms of numbers, I think Bale has already been profitable.”

“If a player of this salary is not motivated, it is better to leave for free and take the salary off.”

“It may be worth it to transfer him, even if it is not the money you might think you would get for him.”

“If it is better to let it go free than to keep it? Without any doubt, I believe.”

While the former striker admits he doesn’t know Bale he has heard and seen things that given him the impression Real Madrid is not his priority.

He continued:

“He loves living here [Spain]”

“But, he seems quite a particular person, which might mean he comes across as being a bit strange.”

“To have someone like that at the club, who they say isn’t integrated and has other, more important worries than his own team and his club.”

” [the perception is] the first thing he thinks about is Wales, then golf and after that, Real Madrid.”

“I haven’t spoken to him – but that’s how he comes across.”

Zinedine Zidane, Florentino Perez, and even Bales agent Jonathan Barrett insist all is well between the club and the player.

Many outside the club are quite simply not buying it.

If Bale sees out his Madrid contract, he will cost the club a staggering 54 million Euros over the next three years.

Predrag Mijatovic may have a point!

Maybe the failed summer move could be revived?