Zidane ‘a shame’ for Bale feedback


Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is a “disgrace” for his comments about Gareth Bale‘s Real Madrid scenario, the participant’s agent informed ESPN FC.

Bale was disregarded of Saturday’s 3-1 International Champions Cup defeat to Bayern Munich and afterward, Zidane stated: “We hope he leaves soon. It would be best for everyone.”

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The Wales worldwide is below contract till 2022, and his agent Jonathan Barnett informed ESPN FC: “Zidane is a shame to talk like that about somebody who has completed a lot for Real.

“If and when Gareth goes it will be because it is in the best interest of Gareth and nothing to do with Zidane pushing.”

Bale has gained the Champions League 4 instances throughout a trophy-laden spell at Madrid and scored one the competitors’s all-time nice targets together with his overhead kick in a 3-1 victory towards Liverpool in 2018.

He featured in 42 matches final season, with 21 coming as a starter, however damage issues have restricted him to 79 video games of a doable 151 in La Liga. He has additionally gained La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the Spanish Super Cup, in addition to lifting the Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup thrice apiece.

Manchester United wished to signal Bale in 2013 however he opted for Madrid in a deal price round £85 million — a world-record switch on the time. Sources have informed ESPN FC that United don’t want to reignite their curiosity this summer time, whereas Tottenham have been linked with a transfer for his or her former participant.

Marca claimed on Tuesday that Spurs had been prepared to supply Bale an escape route from the Bernabeu, with a bid of round €60m mooted. It was claimed they might pay round half of his €17m a yr wage, with Madrid handing the winger €25m up entrance to cowl the remaining three years of his contract.

Speaking after Tottenham beat Juventus 3-2 within the International Champions Cup on Saturday, Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino stated: “I noticed within the media, however I do not know which membership is working to signal him.

“At the moment I have no information from my chairman, so I don’t know if we are or not. It’s not my job. It’s the job of my chairman to make the best squad possible.”

Pressed on what stage the negotiations are at surrounding Bale’s potential exit, Barnett informed ESPN FC there may be “nothing more at the moment,” relating to the participant’s future. Barnett previously told ESPN FC this summer that Bale, 30, is able to tackle Zidane in an influence battle at Madrid.

ESPN FC have approached Madrid for remark relating to Bale’s scenario.

The membership have already spent greater than €300m shaking up a squad which failed in 2018-19, with Eden Hazard the headline addition, but Zidane is keen on adding Paul Pogba to the squad this summer time.

The membership’s subsequent match in preseason is towards Arsenal on Tuesday (Landover, Maryland; 7 p.m. ET, 11 p.m. GMT — ESPN Deportes) with Zidane’s males beginning their La Liga marketing campaign at Celta Vigo on Aug. 17.

ESPN FC’s Real Madrid correspondent Dermot Corrigan contributed to this report.



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