Manchester United was dealt a massive blow as Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has insisted that superstar Gareth Bale is content at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Bale joined Real Madrid back in 2013 after a move for a then world record fee of €100.8 million from English side Tottenham Hotspur and has aided the La Liga giants to three Champions League titles one Copa Del Rey and one League title ever since. But over the past few seasons, the Welshman has not been able to replicate most of his form from the past mainly due to injury and fitness issues.
These problems have caused Bale to lose his spot in the starting line-up to youngsters like Marco Asensio, Lucas Vazquez, and Isco. The 28-year-old winger has now been used sparingly and is restricted to most of his appearances off the bench. English giants Manchester United were keen on resurrecting Bale at Old Trafford this summer but the Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane has told any potential suitors to back off his rapid and skillful attacker.
Zinedine Zidane Speaks Out On Bale Speculation-
Bale was dropped from last weekend’s clash against Malaga in the league and was withdrawn at half-time during Madrid’s second leg encounter against Juventus in the Champions League. Despite many rumors claiming that Bale is unhappy at the Spanish capital, Zidane has been stated otherwise. When discussing Bale and Benzema, Zidane said, “We’re all on the same side and we need all the players. They don’t come across as sad to me. They’re training well. Of course, both would like to score more goals, but they are working well.”
The French boss added that sometimes in a team full of great players it is difficult to play each and every player on a regular basis, “It always happens in a team where you have some players on good form and that is what happening at the minute. We’ve got very good players and I have to evaluate that.”
I think that Bale is an immensely good player even though he is unable to show that at the moment. Yes, injuries have hampered his time over the past few seasons but he still deserves more game time. I doubt he will leave Madrid in the summer, he may leave only if he is unable to breakthrough into the starting eleven.