Zinedine Zidane has started to have meetings with the players to tell them his idea about the future. According to the Spanish newspaper Marca, the coach has already told Gareth Bale to let him know that he doesn’t want the Welshman in the future team of the next season. This conversation also took place with Dani Ceballos and Marcos Llorente. One by one, the footballers will be having face-to-face meetings with the manager about the future.
The relationship between Zidane and Gareth Bale is non-existent. The former Tottenham Hotspur player was left out of the list in the last La Liga game at Santiago Bernabeu against Villarreal and they don’t speak to each other. This relationship was already broken one year ago, when Bale said after giving Real Madrid their 13th Champions League title that he would leave the club if things didn’t change. Things actually changed, because Zidane and Cristiano left the club, so Bale remained as the star of the team.
However, Zidane’s comeback wasn’t good news for Bale nor his terrible season as the club star. The supporters are pointing him as one of the persons to be blamed for this poor season and he’s been whistled every time he’s on the pitch. Now, the most complicated part would be finding a new club, because Bale has a really high salary and his agents said that the Welshman won’t left the Spanish capital unless a good offer arrived.
Something similar happened with Dani Ceballos and Marcos Llorente. Both had few opportunities with Zidane on command, but things changes this season. Ceballos enjoyed many minutes with Julen Lopetegui, although he disappeared little by little from the line-ups. All the contrary happened with Marcos Llorente. The stopper didn’t have any chances with Lopetegui, but Casemiro’s injury left him space in the line-up and he took the opportunity and played some good games with Solari on the bench. He was even able to score an important goal in the FIFA Club World Cup.
Now all of them have to work to find a new club for the future if they want to continue with their career developments. It will not be easy for Bale, but Llorente and Ceballos will have many interested teams.