Welsh flyer has started only one match since moving to the Spanish capital last month.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has revealed that the Spanish giants’ recent world-record signing Gareth Bale is in line to make his long-awaited comeback from injury against Malaga in La Liga on Saturday, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The highly rated Wales international only moved to the Santiago Bernabeu last month for a whopping fee of 100 million euros, with Bale also putting pen to paper on a bumper six-year deal worth a staggering 300,00 euros per week.
However, it is fair to say that it has not quite gone according to plan for the 24-year-old so far in the Spanish capital, with Bale’s first month with los Blancos having been badly disrupted by injury.
In fact, to date the wide man has started only the one match in total in all competitions for Madrid, which was his debut in the league away at Villarreal in September in which Bale scored his first and only goal for his new team in a 2-2 draw, before succumbing to a thigh injury in the warmup ahead of Real’s Liga encounter with Gefatfe.
But speaking to Spanish radio programme Punto Pelota, the Madrid supremo revealed that the club’s star man was now: “calm and ready, waiting to play on Saturday.
“Everyone knows that, because he didn’t have a good pre-season, he suffered from muscle fatigue in the thigh.
“He is training well and wants to play and show that all this is just something over nothing.
“Bale is fit to play and wants to show that he is fine. All of the doctors have made it clear that a small disc bulge is relatively common in elite footballers.
“Not all athletes have scans, so not all of those that have these disc bulges know they have them. Elite athletes suffer more with the back and can handle it, but this is something normal. A big deal has been made out of something normal.
“All this affects Bale’s image and dignity.
‘The player himself and those around him are concerned because they have contracts and campaigns that this could affect.”