Gareth Bale still believes in Real future

Gareth Bale believes he can still work his way back into Zinedine Zidane’s plans at Real Madrid.

Whilst Zidane has previously got the best out of the Welsh winger, he is one of the club’s highest earners and president Florentino Perez is ready to move him on in order to bolster other parts of the squad.

However, Bale feels that he could still show enough to work his way into Zidane’s plans.

Due to Bale’s wage packet, a permanent move looks well out of reach of most clubs – and a loan looked like a real option. Bayern Munich were first to show an interest, whilst Manchestr United have long been linked, but Bale has put off suitors by showing no desire to leave.

Sources close to Real have told us that they realise there is little they can do to force Bale to leave, if he does not want to go.

And his agent Jonathan Barnett has confirmed that a loan deal will not be considered.

Barnett said: “There’s more chance of me winning at Ascot than him going out on loan. It’s not going to happen.

“I don’t think he wants to go out on loan. He’s got a lovely life and home in Spain. I think it would take something exceptional for him to leave and loans are not on the menu.

“Obviously, Gareth’s situation at Real hasn’t improved. I think Mr. Zidane has decided he can do without him, so we have to wait and see.”

Bookmakers believe that there is a real chance that Bale remains at Real, with a move to China now the current favourite outcome with BetVictor making it 2/1 he ends up in Asia.

“With the agent for Gareth Bale claiming his player would not be leaving Real Madid on loan this summer, the market has now reacted to the news,” said BetVictor’s Head of antepost Football Michael Triffitt.

“Manchester United had been popular previously after been backed into even money favourites. However they like the majority of clubs have drifted with the Red Devils now 3/1 to secure the Welshmen this summer.

“Any Chinese club now looks the more likely outcome with the 8/1 earlier now just 2/1 favourite. Madrid look determined to mount a challenge both domestically and in Europe next season and may feel Bale still has an important role to play.”

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