REAL MADRID will reportedly allow Gareth Bale to leave the club in the summer following a complete breakdown in relationship between the player and boss Zinedine Zidane.
The 30-year-old saw a move to Chinese side Jiangsu Suning fall through last summer, with Los Blancos pulling the plug on the deal at the last minute.
Spanish news outlet AS state that Bale feels as though he as been subject to 'professional abuse' after being told he was free to go, only for his move to the Far East to be blocked.
Jiangsu Suning boss Cosmin Olaroui spoke last month of how the deal to sign Bale was 90 per cent done, where the Welsh international stood to earn around £1million-a-week.
But AS claim that Real now want get Bale off their wage as his £13.4million-a-year wages are proving to be too costly, considering he plays a peripheral role in the team.
The former Tottenham star has started just 11 LaLiga games this campaign after falling down the pecking order under Zidane.
They insist that a return to Spurs – or to the Premier League – is highly unlikely as his wages would prove to be too high for English top-flight clubs.
A move to the MLS has been touted, while playing in China reportedly still appeals to Bale, with his agent Jonathan Barrett previously declaring that he wanted to create a legacy in the Asian country.
He said: "He got an offer that was impossible to refuse.
“But Real Madrid wouldn’t sell him. They [Jiangsu Suning] couldn’t pay what Madrid wanted. He wanted to create a legacy. He wanted to bring Chinese football up.
“He had a vision that he could make Chinese football great. He’s won everything that he can win, and he’s done it many times.
“It was to create a legacy, his name, to be the first great player to go to China. But it wasn’t to be… And the money was special too. It would have made him the highest paid player on Earth.”
Last summer Zidane shocked football by revealing "it would be best for everyone" if Bale left the Bernabeu as soon as possible.
But days later club president Florentino Perez delivered a shock U-turn and informed Suning they could have the Welsh star on free transfer.
Zidane was furious because he was preparing a fresh bid to land Manchester United star Paul Pogba once the former Spurs man was gone.
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