Zinedine Zidane confirmed the future of Gareth Bale on July 21 by stating that Real Madrid are working on a way to offload him. However, the Welshman’s future remains unclear with no specific club showing an interest in him. However, if reports are to be believed, one club is so keen on his services that they are willing to make him the best-paid player in the country’s history!
According to the Telegraph, Chinese Super League side are willing to make Gareth Bale the highest-paid player in their country’s history, in order to sign him from Real Madrid. The CSL side are willing to match Bale’s £600,000 weekly salary, an aspect which has proven to be a key obstacle in his transfer so far.
If the rumours turn out to be true, Bale will de-facto become the best-paid player in the league currently, eclipsing £Ezequiel Lavezzi in the process. The former Napoli man is currently on a 500,000 per week paycheck at Hebei China Fortune. Although the report also states that the Beijing-based club has ten days to complete this stunning deal, with the 2019 Chinese transfer window closing on July 31.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, dropped a bombshell in his press conference on July 21, by stating that Bale is on the verge of exiting the club.
“We’ll have to see what happens in the coming days. We’ll have to see if it goes through tomorrow, if it does then all the better. Let’s hope, for everyone’s sake, that it happens soon. The club is dealing with the club that he’ll move to,” he said.
FOX Sports Asia Probability Rating: 3/5; Gareth Bale is, without a doubt, one of the most talented players in Europe at the moment. And yet, he finds himself in a peculiar position! His current club, Real Madrid doesn’t want him, while no other club has seemingly approached him. Therefore, time is running out for the Welshman to find a home for himself for the next season.
A CSL move, with an extremely high-package, does seem like a last-resort but one which Bale will surely expect if an offer from elsewhere doesn’t arrive.