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Bale’s agent: “There has never been any kind of relationship with Zidane”

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Will the attacker stay in the club this summer?

Real Madrid v Atletico de Madrid - 2019 International Champions Cup Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images

Gareth Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett has talked about Zinedine Zidane once again, saying that the French coach just doesn’t like his client.

“It’s quite simple, Zidane just doesn’t like Gareth. There is no relationship between the two of them, there has never been any kind of relationship with Zidane,” said Barnett.

Bale was close to completing a move to Jiangsu Suning but the negotiations fell apart just three days before the transfer window in the Chinese SuperLeague closes. Furthermore, Real Madrid are apparently asking for a transfer fee, which will make things very difficult given that any club potentially interested in Bale will have to match his current €17 million/year salary.

All things considered, Bale might end up staying in Madrid, which could be problematic after the words exchanged between Barnett and Zidane over the last few weeks. Bale doesn’t want to take a salary cut and Madrid don’t want to let the player go for nothing. As a result, it seems that there’s no market for Bale.