Zidane hints Gareth Bale could be heading out of Real Madrid

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has hinted that Gareth Bale could be heading through the exit door after dropping him from recent matchday squads. The Wales international has fallen out-of-favour since the return of Zidane at the helm and the Frenchman has given no assurances regarding the attacker’s position ahead of the final game of the league campaign.

Speaking in a press conference, Zidane said that he has a clear mindset regarding the selection and can give no promises regarding Bale’s selection for the curtain closer against Real Betis, he told reporters: “I do not know if he will play (against Real Betis). We'll see next week. It's very clear what I've done this weekend. Now we have another game and then we will see next year. It is done.”

Bale’s future has been a regular discussion topic over the past few seasons but his agent Jonathan Barnett has regularly stated that the attacker has no plans of leaving the club. Still, it appears that the Madrid giants could compel a potential departure with the current treatment and a return to the Premier League has been touted.

Bale has been linked with both Manchester United and Chelsea over the past few months but The Mail suggests that former club Tottenham Hotspur could emerge as an option. The north London side have the first refusal with respect to the attacker and reports suggest that Los Blancos would be willing to loan him out for around £10m next season, provided Spurs are willing to pay half of the attacker’s £500,000-a-week wages.
The proposal certainly seems tempting for the Capital outfit but it remains to be seen whether chairman Daniel Levy would be prepared to part with club-record wages. Harry Kane is currently the highest earner at the club with a £200,000-a-week salary.