The Welshman has potentially played his last game for the club and could be heading for the Bernabeu exit door this summer.Bale, though, reportedly
The Welshman has potentially played his last game for the club and could be heading for the Bernabeu exit door this summer.
Bale, though, reportedly spoke to team-mates before Sunday’s defeat to Real Betis in the changing room, informing them of his plan to stay put.
According to Spanish station Radio Estadio, he said: “I’ve got three years left on my contract. If they want me to go, they’ll need to pay me €17m per season.
“If not, I’ll stay here. And if I have to play golf, I will.”
Bale was left on the bench as Real Madrid lost their final game of the season 2-0 to Real Betis.
After the full-time whistle he headed straight down the tunnel as opposed to taking part in the lap of appreciation.
Zinedine Zidane was asked whether the 29-year-old deserved a chance to play potentially his final match, but the Frenchman did not beat around the bush.
“I’m sorry he didn’t get to play, but no-one knows what will happen,” he said.
“If I think a player doesn’t fit in the team I have to do what I think works best. No-one can change what Bale has done for the team, but as a coach I have to live in the present.
“I don’t know what will happen, I am repeating myself, sorry, but I don’t know.
“Keylor played well today, the fans were happy, that’s all. Next year, we will see when we come back here.”
Spanish football expert Guillem Balague believes Bale will stay at Real Madrid next season.
“He’s saying I’m staying. His agent says he’s staying,” he told Eleven Sports.
“There is no offers on the table.
“It feels like there is a campaign that has been going on for a long time against Bale and whatever he produces.”
Keylor Navas is also likely to have played his last game for the club, as Zidane looks to overhaul his squad this summer.