Report: Bale-Zidane relationship ‘eroded’

Fresh reports in Spain suggest Gareth Bale will leave Real Madrid this summer, citing his deteriorating relationship with Coach Zinedine Zidane.

Diario AS point to the Welsh forward not playing a minute of Tuesday night’s 3-0 win at Juventus as the clearest indication yet that there is no way back for the player.

The report highlights how this is the first time the 28-year-old has not featured for Madrid in a Champions League match despite being fully fit.

Isco and Karim Benzema were preferred to support Cristiano Ronaldo in attack, while the Madrid-based news outlet reiterates again how the club are intent on selling Bale this summer.

They report Los Blancos last year as wanting to sign Kylian Mbappe from Monaco and were allowed to sanction the Welshman’s exit to facilitate the deal economically.

Now, the relationship between Bale and Zidane is said to have soured further and he will lead a clear out of players this summer.

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