According to Madrid based newspaper AS, Real Madrid chiefs are starting to lose their patience with Gareth Bale over his persistent injury problems.
The Welsh international has only featured in 44% of the clubs matches this season and is thought to be costing the club €750,000 a game. Since his arrival in the Spanish capital in 2013, Bale has only featured in 8,620 minutes of a total of 13,590, that’s just 63% of Real’s first-team action.
Statistics have also shown that the 26-year-old’s absence has not had that much effect on results, with Real having only lost one game without him and with a salary of €18 million per season, Los Blancos may decide to try to recuperate some of the €100.7 million outlay they paid to Tottenham Hotspur almost three-years ago.
These latest reports will once again put Premier League clubs on red alert, with several big names including Manchester United and Chelsea putting the Welshman high on their priority lists this summer. Having missed the last seven games in all competitions, Bale’s time at the Santiago Bernabeu may be coming to an end.