Real Madrid poised to move Welsh star Bale: Zidane

Source:AFP Published: 2019/7/21 18:08:39

Zinedine Zidane Photo: VCG

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane says the La Liga giants are poised to offload Gareth Bale in the coming days.

The Welsh star was left off Real Madrid's roster for Saturday's 3-1 exhibition loss to Bayern Munich in Houston, Texas. 

"He wasn't included in the squad because the club is working on his departure and that's why he didn't play," Zidane said. "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 that it happens soon."

Zidane insists the 30-year-old forward is not a good fit for his squad. While Bale would be welcome at a host of marquee clubs, his big salary may prove to be an obstacle for all but the richest teams.

"It's nothing personal," Zidane said. "There comes a time when things are done because they need to be done ... We have to make decisions and change things. 

"I don't know if this will happen in 24 or 48 hours' time. The situation will change and it's for the best for everyone."

Bale joined Real six seasons ago, arriving to much fanfare and a blockbuster transfer fee. He has three seasons left on his deal and has been linked to Tottenham, Manchester United and Bayern. 

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