NEWS
Monday July 22 2019
Jiangsu Suning 'follow' Real Madrid's Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale is inching closer to leaving Real Madrid with Diario AS highlighting how Jiangsu Suning already follow him on Instagram.

The report highlights how the Chinese Super League club only follow 34 accounts on the social media platform, of which the forward is now one.

The Welsh wizard celebrated his 30th birthday last week and is not part of Zinedine Zidane’s plans at the Bernabeu, while the Madrid fans have turned on him.

Bale has three years remaining on his Madrid contract and earns €17m annually, meaning that he has no strong desire to exit the club this summer despite the wishes of the hierarchy in the Spanish capital.

The former Southampton and Spurs winger scored 14 goals with six assists in 42 competitive games last season.

Jiang Suning, who also 70% ownership of Italian club Inter, are one of Chinese football’s richest clubs but a 100% tax exists on foreign arrivals which could hamper any deal.

Bale has been linked with an exit from Madrid for months with England and China rumoured to be two possible destiations.

Football Italia website