Gareth Bale exit: Real Madrid Makes things difficult

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Gareth Bale has lamented how Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid have been frustrating his attempt to leave the club prior to the 2019-2020 season.

The embattled Wales international who has completely gone out of favor in the hands of Madrid’s manager, Zinedine Zidane, said his future is still in the hands of the Spanish club.

Gareth Bale joined Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur on 1 July 2007 from Southampton for a transfer fee worth €14.70 million. In his 6 years of stay at the club, he did not have it as rough as he has been having it at Real Madrid.

Before he left Tottenham for Real Madrid on Sep 1, 2013, for a transfer fee worth €101 million, Bale scored a total of 56 goals and provided 58 assists in 203 appearances for Spurs.

When he arrived at Madrid in 2013, he was having it good and was helping the club to compete against their arch-rival FC Barcelona. From that point until 2019 when things went completely sour for him at the club, Bale scored 102 goals and provided 66 assists in a total of 231 appearances for the club.

Gareth Bale helped Madrid to win 12 major titles including four UEFA Champions League titles, two UEFA Super Cup, two FIFA Club World Cup, and one La Liga title.

When Things became bad for Gareth Bale at Real Madrid

Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale

However, when things became so terrible for the Walsh football icon in the 2019-2020 season, he only managed to make 20 appearances mostly from the bench. In those games, Gareth Bale managed to score 3 goals and provided 2 assists. This performance helped the club to win the league title to make it his second since he joined the club.

For the fact that he has completely lost his place in Real Madrid, the 31-year-old forward could not stop recounting how Real Madrid failed to allow him to join a Chinese club before the commencement of the 2019-2020 season. He could not also stop recounting how the club blocks his other opportunities to leave the club.

Amidst his lamentation, Gareth Bale who still has two years left on the contract he signed with Real Madrid in 2016 noted that he would consider returning to the Premier League this summer if the Spanish club allows him to leave.

“If those options arise (interest from Premier League clubs) it is something I’d look at for sure,” he told Sky Sports.

“We’ll see what happens, we have plenty of time in this transfer window and a couple of others as well. Time will tell but mainly I think the reason is that the decision is in Real Madrid’s hands.

“I tried to leave last year but they blocked everything at the last second. It was a project I was excited for but it didn’t materialize.

“There have been other instances where we have tried to go but the club won’t allow it or they’ve done something. It’s down to the club.

“I want to play football, I am still motivated to play football, so I guess it’s in the club. They are in control of everything. I have a contract, all I can do is carry on what I am doing and hopefully, something comes up.

“I am only 31 still but I feel I am in great shape still and feel like I have a lot to give. We will see what happens. It’s in the club’s hands but they make things very difficult, to be honest.”

Gareth Bale is currently with Wales national team preparing to take on Finland on Thursday, September 3, and Bulgaria on Sunday. He is expected to reunite with Real Madrid after the doubleheader of European Nations League matches.