Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale has told his inner circle that he will “100% stay in the club,” according to a report from Deportes Cuatro. Madrid wanted to sell the player as he’s not in coach Zinedine Zidane’s plans but they might be forced to keep him if they don’t receive a good offer.
Bale is confident about becoming a relevant player for Real Madrid again and acknowledges that no club will match the salary he’s currently earning in the club —€20 million after taxes—, so that’s why he’s decided to stay and fight to convince Zidane, if that same report is accurate.
Another report from Spain —ABC— suggests that Real Madrid have lowered Bale’s price tag down to €85 million, something which definitely seems to be out of the player’s current value in the market and just an unrealistic expectation.
The Welshman will be competing with Hazard, Vinicius, Asensio, Lucas Vazquez and Rodrygo for a spot in one of Madrid’s flanks, and while he definitely has the quality to earn relevant minutes, he hasn’t been engaged as a player coming off the bench and Zidane just doesn’t seem interested in giving him a place in the starting lineup.