‘Bale Will Not Depart Real Madrid on Loan’ – Agent
Gareth Bale’s agent has reiterated that the Wales international will not be leaving Real Madrid on loan, despite speculation building regarding an imminent move away from the Santiago Bernabeu.
The 30-year-old has fallen out of favour at the Bernabeu under Zinedine Zidane with the Real Madrid coach claiming the forward was “very close” to leaving over the weekend.
A switch to China has been mooted, potentially with a side in Asia taking Bale on loan while covering the costs of his lucrative salary.
However, Barnett claims if any deal is to be done, it will have to be a permanent one and nothing “makeshift”.
“There will be no makeshift deals to get him out of the club,” Barnett said.
“Gareth is one of the best players on the planet. I can guarantee you he will not be going on loan to any club.”
Barnett, though, maintains that Bale will not be forced out of the Santiago Bernabeu, as he remains under contract until 2022, and is prepared to wait for any suitable offers to be tabled.
He added: “Gareth is a Real Madrid player and for now he’s staying as a Real Madrid player.
“If something comes along that suits us, then things could change and he could be gone in a day or a week. Or he could still be a Real player in three years when his contract ends.”