Bale demands £15m to leave Real Madrid
Real Madrid winger, Gareth Bale, has demanded £15million to leave the club this summer.
Bale’s six-year spell at Real Madrid appears to be ending on a sour note, after he wasn’t used in the club’s 2-0 home defeat by Real Betis on the final day of the season.
Manager Zinedine Zidane didn’t feel the need to use the Welshman to inspire a comeback, leaving the forward frustrated at full-time.
Bale then refused to acknowledge the Bernabeu crowd after the final whistle, quickly disappearing into the changing rooms.
Reports have suggested that Zidane has told the 29-year-old he will be frozen out of the first team, should he fail to find a new club this summer.
But Bale seems intent on staying and seeing out his current three-year deal worth £15million a season.
According to Spanish radio station Radioestadio, Bale told his team-mates that he will be happy to stay and “play golf” if he’s not selected to play.
“I’ve got three years left on my contract. If they want me to go, they’ll need to pay me £15m per season. If not, I’ll stay here. And if I have to play golf, I will,” he reportedly said.