Reports: Real Star Ready For Bernabeu Exit
Reports: Real Madrid Star Ready For Santiago Bernabeu Exit
Reports in Spain suggest that a certain Real Madrid star is ready to leave the Santiago Bernabeu at the end of this season.
According to El Confidencial, Wales international Gareth Bale has had enough of life in Madrid and is ready to leave the Spanish giants.
It has been said that the final straw for the former Tottenham Hotspur winger came when he heard he would be starting on the bench for the second leg of Los Blancos' round of 16 tie against Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League.
Bale has apparently told his agent Jonathan Barnett he is ready to pack his bags and would like to try and return to the Premier League as soon as possible.
Los Blancos president Florentino Perez is believed to be open to selling the 28-year-old at the end of the current campaign but would like to try and recoup as much of the €100 million (R1.47 billion) he paid for Bale five years ago.
Manchester United and Spurs are apparently the frontrunners to sign Bale should he make himself available.
The former Southampton youth product has made 27 appearances for Real this season, scoring 11 goals and assisting a further seven strikes.
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