Real Madrid ‘decided Gareth Bale was too valuable to lose on free transfer’ to Jiangsu Suning but Zidane is fuming


REAL MADRID decided Gareth Bale was too valuable to lose on a free transfer – leaving Zinedine Zidane infuriated.

Club president Florentino Perez called-off the Wales star’s proposed £1million-a-week move to China this weekend, claiming he couldn’t afford to lose him for nothing.

Real Madrid pulled the plug on Bale’s deal as they didn’t want him to leave for free
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Zidane and Bale are both fuming at the China deal being cancelled

Perez has been a long-time defender of Bale, 30, but the winger and boss Zidane have never seen eye-to-eye – leaving both parties fuming.

When the French boss returned to the club earlier this year, Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett slammed the move.

Earlier this month, Barnett then called Zidane a “disgrace” for claiming he wanted to force Bale out in a matter of days.

Ever since, Bale has been on the cusp of a mega-money move to Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning.


But this weekend, Real Madrid incredibly pulled the plug at the last-second – and it can now be revealed it was because Perez refused to let him walk for free.

With clubs in Europe baulking at Bale’s £600,000-a-week wages, the former Tottenham man now faces rotting on the Bernabeu bench.

And while Perez is a fan of Bale, both boss Zidane and the squad fail to get on with the Welshman.

His Los Blancos team-mates call him “The Golfer” and Thibaut Courtois once slammed Bale for missing a team dinner to go to bed early.

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But even Courtois claimed it’s hard to watch the talented forward fail to shine, revealing: “It is very hard to describe Gareth in one word.

“I would say he has so much talent, but that it is such a shame that so often that talent is blocked from shining.”

Meanwhile, left-back Marcelo criticised Bale’s failure to try to fit in at Real, saying: “Bale does not speak [Spanish] as he only speaks English and we talk with gestures.”


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