Real Madrid paid a huge sum of money to sign Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer – 91 million euros according to Spanish reports.
But the 24-year-old Welshman has enduring a difficult life in the capital so far having been held back by foot and thigh injuries. Despite a goal on his debut, the rest of his performances have been below the standard his set last season and in recent days he has been heavily criticised in the media.
That criticism has led to doubts about whether Bale will stay in La Liga for long, and bookmakers are already taking bets on his next destination and when. Manchester United were after him last summer, and odds of 8/1 are available on Bale going to Old Trafford in time for the 2014/15 season.
City rivals Manchester City are at around 16/1 to take Bale back to the Premier League, while big spending French club PSG can be found at 33/1 as his new destination.
The odd on Bale leaving next summer are 4/1, while he can be found a 20/1 to leave in the January transfer window.
Bale wouldn’t be the first Brit to leave Madrid after just one year. Michael Owen’s unhappy time with Los Blancos last just 12 months, and although Jonathan Woodgate lasted longer – three years – he only managed 14 appearances in that time.