Gareth Bale's summer transfer move could have a surprise, Pochettino discusses Welshman's transfer, Liverpool join race for Philipp Max and more Premier League transfer news, July 21, 2019
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#4 All about Gareth Bale
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has made it absolutely clear that he doesn’t want Gareth Bale at the Bernabeu. Speaking to the press after the Galacticos’ 3-1 defeat to Bayern Munich, the Frenchman claimed that he hopes for the Welshman to leave soon.
He also added that the former Spurs man’s departure would be good for all the parties involved and that everyone is working to transfer him to a new team. Zidane also claimed that he has no personal quarrel with the former Southampton star and is only carrying this action because it has to be done.
"We hope he leaves soon. It would be best for everyone. We are working on his transfer to a new team.
"I have nothing personal against him, but there comes a time where things are done because they must be done."
Meanwhile, Gareth Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett is furious with the Frenchman over his words. According to him, the former World Cup winner is ungrateful towards the contribution of the Wales star.
He also added that he has a clear mindset about what he is going to do now and confirmed that the forward will not be pushed out of the club. Instead, Bale will only leave because of his own desire and it will be to a big club.
"Zidane is being very ungrateful to Bale", Barnett said. “I don't know if Madrid are really working finding another club for him. But it's very clear what I am doing about the situation”.
“If Gareth Bale leaves, it will be because he wants to, not because Zidane or Real Madrid push him out”, Barnett said. “Gareth is still one of the best players in the world, one of the top five players in terms of market value, and his future lies at a big club”.
Meanwhile, Sky reporter Kaveh Solhekol has claimed that the Welshman will only leave if he thinks it is the right move for him and that there could be a surprise in the summer.