Gareth Bale appeared destined to leave Real Madrid. However, an injury to Marco Asensio and a few other first-team players meant Los Blancos did not have the liberty to sell the Welshman and thus held on to him.
This does not mean everything is all fine between the player and the club. In fact, according to the latest rumor, the former Tottenham star is eyeing a Santiago Bernabeu exit, with a recent incident leaving him frustrated and wanting out.
According to AS, it was Zidane’s decision to snub him for their Champions League clash with Club Brugge. Despite being a starter for the Spanish giants from the beginning of the season, the French manager decided to leave out the Welshman for their first European home game of the season.
As a result, Bale was forced to watch the game from the stands as Los Blancos had to fight from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 to avoid an embarrassing defeat. Gareth returned to the lineup in their next game, the 4-2 win over Granada, but that did little to help change the attacker’s mind.
He feels unwanted by the manager and lacking support from the club. Zizou stated that the 30-year-old was not in his plans during the summer. Now, the winger is "angry" and "fed up" in the words of Guillem Balague.
The Welshman will likely be linked with an array of clubs once the transfer window reopens. However, whether a top European side can afford to match his current wages are doubtful.