Real Madrid fans' treatment of Bale is one "they should be ashamed of", says agent
Gareth Bale has endured a torrid season so far, and his agent has recently launched an attack against the Real Madrid fans who have constantly slated him, saying that their treatment of the player is "disgraceful".
Bale clearly underperformed during Real Madrid's El Classico defeat at home on Saturday, and was subsequently jeered off by the home crowd as he was replaced by Marco Asensio, leading to his agent having a say on the fans' treatment of the Welsh star.
Whilst Bale only managed to touch the ball 20 times during the whole 61 minutes that he was on, the frustration that the fans had built up over the course of the season, was clearly directed towards him the most, with Real Madrid losing their third successive home match, the first time that this has happened since 2004.
So what has really happened to Gareth Bale and Real Madrid since Cristiano Ronaldo left?
After the Portuguese talisman left for Juventus in the summer, Bale was touted to be the man that Real Madrid would build their team around, with him being the most high profile player at the club during the time.
However, it clearly has not worked out, and whilst his opportunities have been limited due to injuries, Bale has clearly not performed at the highest level, especially considering that he was the player to score twice against Liverpool in last season's UEFA Champions League final, granting Real Madrid their third successive final win.
Whilst his time at Real Madrid has always been plagued with injuries, he has always managed to somehow come back and perform, yet this has not been the case this season, with the Welsh winger scoring just seven goals in 21 league appearances, which is extremely underwhelming compared to last season when he scored 16 goals in 26 league appearances. Yes Real Madrid have generally underperformed as a team throughout this season, with them being far off top spot in the league, and with their performances against Barcelona being nothing short of embarrassing, yet it is no excuse for Bale not to take the games by the scruff of the neck and steal the show like he used to do in the past.
However, the Real Madrid fans are not the only ones associated with the club to criticise the Welshman for his performances, with teammate Thibaut Courtois, who has also failed to perform since his move to Real Madrid, openly saying that Bale is an outsider in the dressing room. One of Bale's former teammates, Jermain Jenas, has gone on to defend the winger, saying that he was always a man that preferred family rather than "partying with the lads".
Whatever the case, Bale's time at Real Madrid clearly seems to be up, with there being plenty of rumours suggesting a move to Manchester United or a return to Tottenham Hotspur, with AC Milan also being named in the papers.