Gareth Bale ‘edges closer to Real Madrid exit’ on loan
Gareth Bale could be set for Germany after it was reported that Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich are ready to offer him a season-long loan deal.
The move would see Munich pay Bale’s £350,000 a week wages and give the 29-year-old the opportunity to play first team football again.
Bale had a torrid season at the Bernabeu in which he scored just eight goals in 29 La Liga appearances and suffered a torrent of abuse from disgruntled fans.
He has struggled to fit in in the dressing room due to a lack of Spanish and has been given the nickname ‘the golfer’ by teammates due to the amount of time he spends playing the sport in his free time.
More recently he angered supporters by tweeting a photo of himself on Pebble beach golf course at the same time as new signing Eden Hazard was being paraded at the Bernabeu.
The return of Zidane hasn’t helped matters either, with the Frenchman reportedly not a fan of Bale’s.
Madrid have spent close to £300m already this summer on the signings of Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Eder Militao, Ferland Mendy and Rodrygo, and now want to get players like Bale off the wage bill.
Bayern, on the other hand, have lost club legends Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery this summer and therefore are in need of replacements in midfield.
They are looking to put up a better challenge for Champions League glory next season after going out to Liverpool in the quarter-finals last season, and see Bale as the type of player who could help them achieve that goal, with the Welshman having won the trophy four times with Madrid, scoring in two finals.
Bale could therefore, if he stays injury free, be the perfect man to come in and do a job at a club where he would surely be more appreciated than he is at Madrid.
He has also been linked with a move to the Premier League with the likes of Manchester United and ex-club Tottenham thought to be interested, but it is thought neither club can afford to pay the player’s astronomical wages.