Gareth Bale’s latest injury, sustained whilst away with Wales on international duty, is once again harming the 30-year-old’s chances of regular football with Real Madrid.
The injury-prone star, who has picked up an astonishing 22 knocks since arriving at the Bernabeu from Spurs in 2013, missed Los Blancos’ last league fixture against Mallorca ten days ago – a match Real lost 1-0 – with a calf injury, but was expected to return to the fold for the club’s visit of Leganes on Wednesday evening.
However, Marca report that the Welshman flew to London on Monday morning for personal reasons, and his absence from Madrid’s Valdebebas training complex now means that he is a major doubt to feature for Zinedine Zidane’s side against Leganes.
Marca also claim that Real still believe Bale to be an integral member of their squad, but, after being left on the bench against Club Brugge in the Champions League earlier this month, the player feels as though manager Zidane still does not fully trust him and reportedly wants a move away from the club next year.
Bale came close to engineering a move to China during the summer, but as things transpired, he remained put in the Spanish capital and started the campaign fairly well by scoring a brace against Villarreal in early-September. Since that game, however, the ex-Tottenham winger has failed to find the net (via Transfermarkt).
Gareth Bale’s situation in Spain just continues to worsen and it does look as though his career at the Bernabeu could finally be nearing its end due to his constant struggles with injury.
The problem is, because of his issues with fitness few clubs are willing to take a gamble on him, with Manchester United reportedly now not interested in acquiring his services after learning more about his abysmal injury record (via the Mail).
This leaves a move to the Chinese Super League looking like the only viable option for the Wales talisman, should he depart Spain in 2020.
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