Gareth Bale agent slams Real Madrid exit talk

Gareth Bale agent slams Real Madrid exit talk


The agent of Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has rubbished reports the club could look to offload him in the summer because of his injury troubles.

The Wales international is currently sidelined with a calf problem, the 11th injury he has picked up since joining Los Blancos from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2013.

Reports in the media in Spain this week said the Real directors are getting frustrated with the situation surrounding the Welshman, who has cost the club around 500,000 euros for every appearance he makes when taking into consideration the 91 million euros paid for him and the weekly salary he earns.

Premier League sides Manchester United and Chelsea have been linked with moves for the star, who wrote himself into Real Madrid folklore by netting the crucial second goal in the Champions League final two years ago as well as scoring a stunner against Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final.

But speaking to English tabloid the Daily Mirror, Jonathan Barnett said the exit talk was rubbish and Bale will be staying.

“It’s a completely rubbish story made by an irresponsible and totally ill-informed journalist,” he commented.
Bale has netted 13 goals in 15 league appearances for the 10-time European champions this season.