Bale demands permanent move away from Real Madrid
According to emerging reports, Gareth Bale is demanding a permanent move away from Real Madrid, despite there being rumours of a possible loan move.
The Welshman has been linked with a loan move to either Manchester United or Tottenham Hotspur over the last few days, yet he has reportedly made it clear that he prefers a permanent move.
He sees a loan as a way of delaying sorting out his long-term future by another year, as he does not want to return to the Santiago Bernabeu as a Real Madrid player.
Whilst it would be a decent deal for United, giving them the chance to sort out the short-term whilst they have more time to get more funds for a possible deal for Jadon Sancho, it would still cost them a hefty amount, with Bale reportedly earning around £600,000-a-week.
His extortionate wages have been a stumbling block for the interested clubs, with many clubs not having the financial capabilities to afford his wages, especially with the effect that the pandemic has had on the football world.
With Bale determined to sort out his future, it remains to be seen whether he is ready to take a wage-cut in order to get more club football, as he aims to be the focal point of the Wales team once more in the 2021 Euros.
Real Madrid want to get rid of Bale as soon as possible, yet want to get more than his £30 million valuation for him, despite Zinedine Zidane not seeing him as having any value in his squad.
Bale played just 20 games in all competitions last season, contributing with just three goals and two assists, his worst contribution at the Spanish club since he joined from Tottenham back in 2013.