Spanish giants Real Madrid have made the decision that they are not ready to let Gareth Bale leave for free this summer, a year after they made the same choice, as per 90MIN.
Madrid came extremely close to offloading the Wales international to Chinese club Jiangsu Suning, only for Florentino Perez to stop the move as he wanted a transfer fee for the player.
Not only Los Blancos had to pay one more year’s salary to the 31-year-old but the former Spurs player also didn’t prove to be very useful for them. And now, with the club’s finances suffering a blow due to the Coronavirus pandemic, it looked that they would do whatever necessary to get rid of his high wages.
However, that doesn’t seem like the case as Marca reported the La Liga side will ask for some form of fee to let him leave as they are insistent the Welsh footballer is still a good player.
It is said that Los Merengues are hopeful of getting a buyer for the experienced footballer who, according to them, will be keen for an exit, despite his agent repeatedly saying to the contrary.
The Spanish club believe that the Wales international should get them the same amount as James Rodriguez, who has been linked with an exit from the club this summer.
There are still two years left in Bale’s contract, which means they could have to pay another £26 million to the player before the expiration of his deal. Many assumed they would do anything to avoid that, however, that doesn’t look like the case.