Real Madrid castaway Gareth Bale looked destined to leave the Spanish capital for Chinese club Jiangsu Suning this summer, but Los Blancos have now reportedly pulled the plug on a potential deal.
The 30-year-old was believed to be on the cusp of completing a sensational switch to the Chinese Super League, but reports now indicate his proposed transfer has collapsed.
Bale to China transfer saga: Five things to know…
- Bale looked set to leave Real Madrid this summer, with the Chinese Super League his likely destination.
- Earlier this month Zinedine Zidane confirmed Bale’s exit was imminent.
- In the aftermath of those comments, Bale’s agent branded the Frenchman a “disgrace”.
- As such, the Wales international was supposedly in talks with Jiangsu Suning to secure a deal worth £1m a week.
- However, reports now suggest talks have broken down, with Real not satisfied the financial yield was beneficial enough.
Bale’s representative, Jonathan Barnett, had been in discussions with the Nanjing-based club, where there were mooted suggestions the Brit could have been set to earn a bumper £1m a week if a deal materialised.
However, the Spanish giants have now scuppered any proposed transfer at the Eleventh Hour with the Chinese transfer window due to close on Wednesday, leaving Bale in very precarious territory.
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The former Spurs man currently has three years remaining on his present deal at the Bernabeu, but Zidane has made no bones about his desire to see the forward exit the club this summer.
Earlier this month, the 47-year-old said he ‘hopes Bale leaves soon’ and followed up by intimating the club were “working on his transfer to a new team”.
Well, the Spaniards will now have to go back to square one in their efforts to offload the club’s once record-signing after Florentino Perez refused to sanction this transfer.