Bale still demands future talks

Gareth Bale still plans to hold talks with Real Madrid despite the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, it has been reported.

Suggestions in the Madrid-based Diario AS arose that the Welshman had scrapped talks over a potential move away following Ronaldo’s exit and Julen Lopetegui replacing Zinedine Zidane as Coach.

However, Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett is quoted as telling ESPN FC: “Gareth will speak to the Coach and we will go from there.”

The 28-year-old is under contract at the European champions until 2022 but faces competition for places from the emergence of Isco and Marco Asensio.

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