Gareth Bale to stay with Real Madrid after China deal collapses, agent says

first_imgGareth Bale is likely to remain with Real Madrid for the 2019-20 season, his agent says.The Wales international reportedly was on the brink of signing a lucrative deal with Chinese Super League team Jiangsu Suning after falling out of favor under Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane. Bale scored eight goals in 29 LaLiga appearances for Los Blancos in 2018-19 – his second-lowest goal total since joining the club from Tottenham six years ago.He has three years remaining on his contract with Madrid and played in preseason matches against Arsenal and Atletico Madrid in the International Champions Cup, the latter a 7-3 loss.There is no place on Real Madrid’s Audi Cup squad for Thibaut Courtois either, with Los Blancos confirming he has suffered a grade two ankle sprain. Arsenal players targeted in apparent London robbery attempt Zidane has left Bale out of Madrid’s squad for the Audi Cup in Munich, which means a reunion with former club – and potential suitors – Tottenham on Tuesday has been scuttled. Our squad for the Audi Cup 2019! We’re off to Munich soon!#HalaMadrid— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) July 29, 2019Speaking to Omnisport on Monday, Bale’s agent, Jonathan Barnett, indicated the 30-year-old has no other offers on the table. Asked if Bale would remain at Madrid, Barnett said: “Yes.”And when probed whether there were any other potential moves for the four-time Champions League winner, Barnett responded: “I don’t think so.” That deal fell through Sunday, though, with Madrid’s board reported to be unhappy at the lack of transfer fee involved, while other media outlets reported that Bale pulled out over family concerns regarding the move to China. Bale was in preseason training with Madrid on Monday, but worked away from the rest of the squad. Related Newslast_img

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