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Toshack – Bale needs to speak for himself

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Former Wales and Real Madrid boss John Toshack thinks it is about time Gareth Bale started speaking for himself.

Gareth Bale’s future at Real Madrid has been a point of contention for over a year now.

The Wales star, who is Los Blancos’ most expensive signing has been more of a spectator than a contributor for almost two seasons now at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Last summer saw him come close to leaving, with a deal for a move to China falling through at the last minute.

The player for the most part says little to nothing about his future. He clearly has a strained relationship with this manager, as even Zidane appears to be resigned to mere pleasantries when asked about the attacker rather than any kind of meaningful update.

The player has been booed and hissed at on and off the field by the Madrid faithful, and his recent shenanigans while on the bench have not gone unnoticed either.

Although what appears to make matters worse, is that at every opportunity his agent seems to bring up the fact that his client is on an exuberant amount of money and is not going to give that up easily.

In fact, his latest comments suggest Bale is happy to sit on the bench and cash in his Madrid paycheck for another two years before he is forced out of the door.

A man who knows all about being a Welshman at Real Madrid is former manager John Toshack.

He feels that Bale needs to speak for himself or things will never imrive.

Toshack told BBC Radio Wales:

“Very often these things happen.”

“Things don’t turn out and the coach has got other ideas and you’ve got to sit down and work it out.”

“I think there’s got to be some kind of dialogue there and they’ve got to sit down.”

“I don’t think too many people here have been pleased with the comments that have come out of the people that represent him.”

“I would like to see Gareth say a little bit more himself and I think a lot of people here in Spain would as well.”

“But the ins and outs of the whole thing, I’m not sure.”

“But when an agent comes out and said he’s got another two years of his contract, and he’s going to see his contract out then it’s certainly not the road that I would take.”