Gareth Bale’s agent plays down reports his client will join Getafe in a boost for Cardiff City
Gareth Bale’s agent downplays reports his client will join Getafe to boost Cardiff City… after Madrid club president and official Twitter account expressed hopes of getting the Wales star free to transfer
- Getafe chairman Angel Torres claimed Gareth Bale had been offered to the club
- The Spanish club later imitated Bales’ slogan ‘Wales Golf Madrid’ on Twitter
- But the Welshman’s agent has since downplayed links to the LaLiga minnows
- Joshua Barnett reportedly laughed it off and said he didn’t have Torres’ number
Gareth Bale’s agent has reportedly dismissed reports that the Welsh star will join Spain’s Getafe and give Cardiff City a boost.
Bale will leave Real Madrid this month at the end of his contract, but will have to move to a new club next season after Wales booked their place in the World Cup on Sunday.
The Welshman wouldn’t be short of options and was recently linked with LaLiga minnows Getafe amid suggestions he might like to stay in Madrid, where he has lived and raised his children for the past nine years.
Gareth Bale’s agent has dismissed reports that the Welsh star will join Spain’s Getafe
Getafe club president Angel Torres appeared to substantiate those claims when he said Bale had been offered to the club.
On Wednesday, Torres said: “I spoke to the player’s agent this morning. He has been offered to us. We’ll consider it. I need to speak to the coaching staff.’
The club’s official Twitter account also seemed to point to the move, as it mimicked Bale’s famous slogan ‘Wales Golf Madrid’ with sporting priorities.
Getafe tweeted ‘Getafe Getafe Getafe. In that order.’
Getafe club president Angel Torres claimed the Welshman had been sidelined
The Spanish club’s official Twitter account also seemed to point to the move, as it mimicked Bale’s famous ‘Wales Golf Madrid’ slogan.
However, Bale’s agent Joshua Barnett, son of Jonathan Barnett, has reportedly downplayed the move to the Spanish side.
Football journalist Fabrizio Romano claimed that on Wednesday night, Barnett laughed off the rumors and said, “I don’t even have the number for the president of Getafe!”
The report gives Cardiff City a boost in their hunt for Bale as the Welsh side are desperate to return him to his club in his hometown in what would be a stunning coup, according to Wales online†
It was believed that Bale would be happy to return to the UK, and Tottenham, Cardiff and even Wrexham all suggested options.
But the option to stay in the Spanish capital would also allow him and his family to remain settled.
Bale could choose to stay in Madrid and settle his family after nine years at Real
This map shows that Bale wouldn’t have to travel far from his £6.5million home in the La Finca area if he were to join Getafe, and he could also continue to play golf at his club Ciudad Grupo Santander, which is only for members.
Bale wouldn’t have to travel far if he joined Getafe. The club’s stadium is around 30 minutes’ drive from Santiago Bernabeu and around 20 minutes from where the Welshman lives with his family in a £6.5 million mansion in the La Finca district.
His golf club – the members-only Ciudad Grupo Santander – is also nearby, allowing him to continue his passion.
He has embraced the culture of the country, with his children happy at school in Madrid and Bale himself enjoying the chance to attend golf events. He has attended a number of events in recent months, including the Acciona Open and the Spanish Open.