Gareth Bale’s hopes of getting his career back on track have been setback after Real Madrid decided to pull the plug on the star’s move to Chinese side Jiangsu Suning.
According to the Telegraph, Gareth Bale’s move to the Chinese Super League sensationally collapsed earlier today after Real Madrid refused to sanction a move for the Welshman.
The report claims that Madrid president Florentino Perez wasn’t prepared to allow the superstar to leave for a fee described as ‘nominal’.
The pressure is mounting for Bale as he scrambles to find a way to get his career back on track, the Welshman will be hoping that Jiangsu Suning give into Madrid’s demands before the Chinese transfer window closes on Wednesday.
According to The Sun, Bale was on the verge of completing a move to the Far East on a world-record £1m-a-week.
Bale has been frozen out by Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane. As quoted by BBC Sport, Zidane revealed that he “hoped Bale leaves soon” in a press conference last week.
Bale was heavily linked with a move to a number of the world’s biggest clubs this summer, according to the Times, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain were the only European powerhouses left in the battle to sign the Welshman after Manchester United and Tottenham pulled out of the race.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was also forced to shutdown rumours linking the winger with a move to Anfield, as per Mirror Football.
According to Spanish publication Marca, Bale’s family have also encouraged the star to reject a move to China, it’s understood that the ace’s loved ones would prefer that the Welshman remains in Europe.
Marca also understand that Madrid would prefer that Bale moves to a European side as they would have a better chance of commanding a significant transfer fee for the superstar’s services.
Mirror Football report that Bale currently earns a staggering £650,000-a-week with Madrid, it will be interesting to see if Bale can find his way back into the team next season under Zidane.
The club’s hierarchy can’t afford for a player with Bale’s salary to be sitting on the bench.
It is not clear why Real would want to keep the Wales international, who fell out of favour with the club in the last couple of seasons after problems with fitness and form.
It’s a real shame to see Bale cast aside by Madrid, the former Tottenham star was instrumental in two of Madrid’s recent Champions League triumphs, the Welshman helped Los Blancos to a La Liga title, a Spanish Super Cup, four Champions League titles, three UEFA Super Cups and also four Club World Cups; during his time in the Spanish capital.