Gareth Bale is set to leave Real Madrid at the end of the season and has yet to determine where he will play next season, with Cardiff City emerging as an unlikely suitor.
Gareth Bale must make the first move if he wants to accomplish a sensational summer transfer to Cardiff City.
At the end of the season, Wales’ all-time leading scorer is poised to become a free agent, putting an end to his long-running Real Madrid nightmare.
Bale has struggled with Los Blancos in recent seasons despite winning every major prize, including three Champions League crowns.
The 32-year-old was allowed to join Tottenham Hotspur on loan last season, but he returned to Madrid with the hopes of helping Carlo Ancelotti return to the club.
This season, he has mostly served as a cheerleader, featuring in only 290 minutes.
While his reputation in Madrid is shaky, his standing in Cardiff is undeniable, with Wales poised to compete in their first World Cup thanks to his efforts.
And, before deciding on his next club, he has hinted at the prospect of returning to his homeland to play club football.
A move to the Championship club is unlikely due to his hefty current deal, although Bluebirds manager Steve Morison has suggested that the club would be willing to listen if he initiated talks.
“I mean, who wouldn’t be? Is there anyone out there who refuses to listen?” Morison mentioned this in his pre-game press conference.
“I’m not calling Gareth Bale and asking him ‘Oh! by the way, are you interested in joining Cardiff?’
It was always going to happen. It would be incredible. It would be extremely beneficial to everyone.
If the metamorphosis occurred, he would have to attend and participate.
If something like that happened, I’m sure me and him would have a conversation because there would be a lot to talk about.” he says.
Bale’s agent, Jonathan Barnett, has already stated that the winger will leave at the end of the season, stating that he deserves special recognition from the club he joined for £85 million nearly a decade ago.
“Real Madrid should give Bale a dignified send-off.” Last month, he told Spanish television station Deportes Cuatro. “And no, we haven’t taken any decisions about the future.”
Barnett then turned on his client’s critics, accusing them of Having trouble adjusting to life in Spain’s capital.
“Despite his tremendous exploits, Bale remains a polarizing figure at the Bernabeu and was booed when he returned to the stadium on April 9 against Getafe for the first time in almost two years.” He said.
“He speaks Spanish. Only unacquainted individuals assert that he does not.
People who are ignorant and foolish and have never spoken to him. It’s a shame,” Barnett continued.
“He has always been fairly content in Madrid. He moved there as a young man, his children were born there, he has donated a large sum of money to Spanish hospitals for COVID (reportedly £400,000), and he enjoys the city and the club.
I believe the ones who speak ill of him are the parasites”