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Zidane drops Bale bomb: 'We hope he leaves soon'

Published on: 21 July 2019

Zinedine Zidane wants Gareth Bale gone, but Sid Lowe says it won't be easy for Real Madrid to get a deal done before the end of the window.

Bayern Munich legend Lothar Matthäus tells ESPN FC that Gareth Bale is not the right age for the German champions, despite reports linking the Real Madrid forward with a move to the Bundesliga.

Gareth Bale's time at Real Madrid is over, with head coach Zinedine Zidane confirming that the 30-year-old will be transferred within the next few days.

The Wales international was left out of Saturday's 3-1 International Champions Cup defeat to Bayern Munich and, when quizzed on the reason after the game, Zidane confirmed that he felt that Bale was surplus to requirements at the club.

"Bale did not play because he is very close to leaving," Zidane said on Saturday.

"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, I have to make decisions, we have to change.

"The exit is the coach's decision, and also of the player, who knows the situation.

"The situation will change, I do not know if in 24 or 48 hours, but it will, and it's a good thing for everyone."

Marca's front cover on Tuesday suggested former club Tottenham were offering Bale "an exit" from the Bernabeu.

The reported deal would see Madrid receiving a €50-60m transfer fee with Spurs paying around half of his €17m-a-year salary, and Madrid handing the winger €25m up front to cover the remaining three years of his contract.


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