Gareth Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett has talked to Diario AS in an interview published this Saturday. There, Barnett discussed the present and future of Bale and all the controversy around him leaving the Bernabeu when Madrid were trailing 1-4 in the 82nd minute.
“How do you know he [Zidane] doesn’t want him? I promise you he wants him. Real Madrid want Gareth Bale. There is not a problem between Zidane and Gareth. People write about it but I give up now. I don’t care,” said Barnett when asked about Bale’s status in the club.
Bale was seen leaving the Santiago Bernabeu early, right when Madrid were trying to complete their comeback. Barnett supported his player.
“He wants to avoid traffic, he wants to get home. He’s not in the squad and he wants to go home. You can’t kill him for that. They lost and he was very upset,” explained Barnett. While it’s true that it’s not a huge deal, many fans were upset by that. Here’s what Barnett had to say.
“They boo him. He loves Real Madrid, no matter what you say. There’s so much rubbish written about Gareth Bale. ‘He doesn’t speak Spanish,’ he does speak Spanish! People who say he doesn’t speak Spanish don’t know him. They make complete idiots of themselves, they are complete idiots because they talk about somebody that they do not know. They shouldn’t say things that they don’t know. They get up on television and, it’s disgusting, say ‘Gareth Bale doesn’t speak Spanish.’ How do they know he doesn’t speak Spanish?” said the agent.
Real Madrid were set to let Bale join the Chinese Superleague this past summer but the deal couldn’t get done. Barnett shared his version of what happened.
“He got an offer that was impossible to refuse. But Real Madrid wouldn’t sell him. They [the Chinese club] couldn’t pay what Madrid wanted,” he explained.
You can read the full interview here.