Gareth Bale will stay with Real Madrid for another year as they ‘put important acquisitions on hold’
Gareth Bale stays in Real Madrid for another season as ‘coronavirus crisis ruins their plans to bring in new galacticos’ for boss Zinedine Zidane
- Gareth Bale will not leave the Bernabeu this summer, according to reports
- They will not sign Galacticos because of the coronavirus and they need players
- Madrid is also redeveloping their stadium, which increases their financial concerns
- Bale has been constantly associated with a move from Madrid in recent years
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Real Madrid star Gareth Bale will remain seated this summer as they delay drawing galacticos as the corona virus takes its toll on the club’s finances.
Bale has had a hugely successful career for the Spanish giants, but speculation has often linked him to a departure from the club amid rumors of a Madrid accident and suspense with supporters.
But while 30-year-old Welshman would likely pull in a hefty sum, Madrid wants to hold onto him for the time being as they prepare for a season without major acquisitions, according to The sun.
Gareth Bale is closely linked with a move from Real Madrid, but will remain
The club is currently trying to complete a £ 500 million redevelopment of Santiago Bernabeu
The impact of the global pandemic should hit a number of clubs this year, with the suspension of football taking away match day revenue and sponsorship money, and the impact at the Bernabeu will be remarkable as they struggle to redevelop the stadium worth of £ 500 million.
This means fans who are used to seeing new players of the caliber Eden Hazard, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric will be disappointed this time.
Former Tottenham star Bale still has two years left on his contract with Madrid, and he would like to stay in the Spanish capital where his family is based. Now the club has told him they like to do that, the report adds.
Switching to the Premier League remains a difficult proposition for the Welsh international, with few clubs able to pay his current wages of £ 650,000 a week.
Bale and manager Zinedine Zidane (R) have reportedly had a strained relationship in the past
If the Welshman stays, he will have the chance to continue and add to his amazing trophy ceremony
Last summer he was almost on his way to China to play for Jiangsu Suning – one of the few clubs that could afford his salary – but the transfer fell through.
It would have made him £ 1 million a week, but Madrid pulled the plug. Staying for another year would give him the chance to show his worth to manager Zidane, who has had an up and down relationship with the star
Bale has spent nearly seven years with the club since joining Tottenham in 2013 for a then world record amount of £ 86 million.
He has since won every trophy to be won with Madrid – including a LaLiga title and four Champions League trophies. He has scored 105 goals in 249 appearances, but has recently endured a broken relationship with the club’s supporters over allegations that he is not fully committed to the cause.
It was also alleged that he never really interacted with teammates outside the club and was nicknamed ‘the golfer’ because he preferred to spend time on the course over seeing colleagues on a social basis.