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Injuries, problems with the coaches and controversies with the press have been the companions in the race of Gareth Bale at Real Madrid in recent years.
Over 20 injuries suffered by “The Cardiff Express” since in 2014 he was hired by Florentino Pérez (president) as the new galactic of Real Madrid for a figure of more than 90 million euros. Totaling his absences on the grass, there are more than 100 games in which he has not been able to be for physical ailments.
After being relegated to the substitute bench – sometimes not called up – during the second stage of Zinedine Zidane (2019-2021), Bale seemed to regain confidence within the merengue club under the direction of Carlo Ancelotti, coming to form in the starting eleven in the first game of the season, however, another injury appeared again.
In September before a duel against Celta de Vigo for the Spanish League, the Welshman could not complete the previous session at the Santiago Bernabéu. Immediately the Spanish media reported that Bale “broke” and he left the stadium accompanied by club workers, there were even those who claimed he was limping.
Before him high salary that Bale receives (more than 30 million euros per year) and with the narrow portfolio to hire that Florentino Pérez has, from the board they would not see with bad eyes in release the player from his contract in the winter market, considering that the bond expires at the end of this season,
The Spanish media OkDiario revealed that the Real Madrid entity is seriously studying detaching itself from the Welshman, prior agreement with the player, and thus he can call on the club that is without worrying about the termination clause.
Annoyance with Bale from Real Madrid
With more than two months after Gareth Bale’s injury, the club has not satisfied that he has been called up to play with his team for the next World Cup qualifying matches, considered that he is still in recovery and in case of overcoming that burden, he would arrive out of rhythm and could be a danger for the striker himself.
Internal club sources point out that this chapter has already “exhausted the patience” of the club’s board, so they will seek to get rid of the player in January.
At the moment, Carlo Ancelotti, the most visible face of the club, has been cautious in his statements. In the press room he recently assured that Bale was “committed” and that he considers it positive that he can add minutes with Wales.
“The player is committed. Your situation is quite clear. He has had a major injury, he has needed recovery time. You can train before the Lightning. His national team calls him because they need him (…) we are delighted that he plays with the national team, ”said the Italian, architect of the 10th European Cup for Real Madrid.
Bale’s numbers with the meringues
Baptized as “The Cardiff Express” by the Spanish press and in the Real Madrid dressing room called “roadrunners”, both nicknames for his speed on the field, Gareth Bale has almost seven seasons (including his loan to Tottenham) defending the colors of Madrileños.
In his first season (2013-2014) he was the protagonist in the Real Madrid titles: he scored the decisive goal in the final of the Copa del Rey against FC Barcelona and then scored the first of the comeback against Atlético de Madrid to win the tenth European Cup.
In total, Bale has scored 106 goals for Madrid in 254 games in which he has also distributed 64 assists. He has also won four Champions League, three European Super Cups, four Club World Cups, two Spanish Leagues, two Spanish Super Cups and one Copa del Rey.
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