Real Madrid have reportedly decided to lower the asking price of Gareth Bale after having grown frustrated with his injury problems.
Bale, who completed a then world record transfer of £87.5 million from Tottenham Hotspur to Madrid in 2013, has remained sidelined for a major chunk of his career at the Bernabeu because of injuries. The Wales international has featured in a mere 105 matches for Los Blancos, missing almost 60% of the games.
However, the move failed primarily because Real weren’t able to bag coveted starlet Kylian Mbappe from Monaco, and hence decided to keep Bale at the Bernabeu for another season.
But according to a new report from AS (via Metro), the reigning La Liga and European champions are now willing to let go of the Welshman. It was claimed that Madrid are “regretting their decision to stick with Bale and have lost patience with him following his latest injury setback”.
The wide-man has made just 9 appearances for the club so far this season, and was reportedly set to make a comeback by the end of this month after having been out of action because of a calf injury. But now, his return has been pushed back for atleast another month after his latest issue.
As a result, Los Blancos have decided to part ways with Bale next summer, and to facilitate his move away, they have lowered his price to £62m-69m. Madrid are said to be confident that this heavy drop from a gigantic £100m, which United were willing to pay this summer, would definitely attract major interest from European elites.
Written by Sidharth Jindal
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