Gareth Bale fell into the background at Real Madrid, so he returned to Tottenham last summer in an attempt to get his career on the right track. He has been playing very well lately, so he recently stated that his plan is to return to the Spanish capital and complete the contract with Real Madrid by the end (June 2022).
However, as Marca reports, the Welshman is not in the plans of the current champion of Spain for the next season. Injuries have marked the last couple of years of the 31-year-old winger in Madrid. When Cristiano Ronaldo left the club, he was given a chance to take on the role of leader, but he failed.
After the return of Zinedine Zidane, it became clear that the end of his episode at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium was approaching, but Bale was determined to work out the contract to the end, even if it meant spending the last couple of seasons in the stands.
Tottenham offered a solution, they sent him on loan to their team, it took him a long time to start the engines in north London, but the smile returned to the face of the Welsh national team player in previous months. Although it took him a long time to gain adequate physical fitness, he managed to score 10 goals and three assists in 25 appearances for Tottenham.
Recently, before the match between Belgium and Wales, within the qualifications for the World Cup, he stated that he wants to return to Real Madrid. After the defeat by the Red Devils, he also had a friendly conversation with the goalkeeper of Real Madrid and the Belgian national team, Thibaut Courtois.
The impression was gained that we could really see him in the Blancos jersey next season.
Perez and Zidane don't want Bale
However, the plans of Florentino Perez and Zinedine Zidane do not match Bale's ambitions. They believe in Real that his time is up.
If there are no radical changes, Madrid will do everything to get rid of his salary (17,000,000 euros a year), in order to make room in the budget for new players, which they need. The idea of the leading people in the club is to get rid of the burden of around 30,000,000 euros per season by parting with several players, so it is clear that keeping a Welshman (who covers more than half of the mentioned amount) is not an option.
Gareth Bale played 251 games for Real, scored 105 goals, and won two Primera titles, one Copa del Rey and four Champions League trophies with the Madrid squad from 2013 to 2020. He was also a three-time world champion, winning the UEFA Super Cup twice, as well as the Spanish Super Cup once.