‘Benitez called Bale about Ronaldo’

It’s reported Real Madrid Coach Rafa Benitez called Gareth Bale personally to ask if there was any issue between the Wales international and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Cadena Ser reports the trainer contacted Bale following comments made by Bale’s agent, Jonathan Barnett, who said there was no ill-feeling between the players but ‘Bale doesn’t want to be the best underwear seller.’

The remark was interpreted as a criticism of Ronaldo’s commercial activities and Benitez decided to speak to Bale directly to get to the bottom of the situation.

Bale made clear to Benitez that Barnett was not speaking on his behalf and he would clarify the comments with Ronaldo at the team’s next training session, if need be.

AS suggests Benitez would have asked Ronaldo for his feelings on Bale at training on Wednesday, with the session getting underway at 5pm local time.

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