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Bale: “I’ve tried to leave Real Madrid but they make things very difficult”

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The Welshman talked to Sky Sports and said that Real Madrid have been “blocking” his departure.

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Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale has talked to Sky Sports in an interview where he talked about his future and his potential departure from the club. While most reports from the Spanish press say that Bale just doesn’t want to leave, the Welshman now said that it’s Real Madrid who are “making things very difficult” about his move away from the club.

“If those options arise (interest from Premier League clubs) it is something I’d look at for sure. We’ll see what happens, we have plenty of time in this transfer window and a couple of others as well. Time will tell but mainly I think the reason is that the decision is in Real Madrid’s hands,” said Bale.

The Welshman went on and even said that the club “blocked” his departure last summer “at the last second.”

“I tried to leave last year but they blocked everything at the last second. It was a project I was excited for but it didn’t materialice. There have been other instances where we have tried to go but the club won’t allow it or they’ve done something. It’s down to the club. I want to play football, I am still motivated to play football, so I guess it’s on the club. They are in control of everything. I have a contract, all I can do is carry on what I am doing and hopefully something comes up,” added Bale.

Bale concluded his interview by saying that he is still motivated about playing football.

“I am only 31 still but I feel I am in great shape still and feel like I have a lot to give. We will see what happens. It’s in the club’s hands but they make things very difficult to be honest,” he explained.

Bale’s quotes change the narrative a bit, although it would be interesting to know if Real Madrid are “blocking” Bale’s departure because they’re asked to pay a part of Bale’s new contract or if the club is indeed trying to make money out of his move and nobody is willing to offer such thing. Expect more news on this saga during the next month as Madrid try to find Bale a new team.