5. Still to truly settle
When Real Madrid signed Gareth Bale, it looked like a massive signing as the Welshman was touted to be the difference-maker for the Los Blancos. Over the years, Bale has struggled with consistently performing well for Madrid. With his injuries, Bale has lacked that game-time and has struggled to step up given the competition he has around. He hasn’t been able to book a place in the heart of the Madridista’s, and that is quite a concerning both from Bale’s and the fans’ perspective.
4. Constant criticism
If there is one thing that cannot be stopped in Spain, that would be constant criticism from the media and the fans. Even the greatest of players like Cristiano Ronaldo has been on the brutal end of some harsh criticism in spite of doing wonders for a great club like Real Madrid. Bale has been the victim of such criticism now and then; which is a headache to deal with. In all fairness, Bale has to offer more to get rid of such criticism, which is not going to be easy at all.
3. Manchester United calling
It is no secret that Manchester United wanted to sign the Welshman before Real Madrid signed him and it is believed that United have shown interest almost every summer since then. They do realise that Bale is not entirely settled and stable at Madrid and that is what entices them. Even Jose Mourinho recently joked that he would go after Bale only if the Welshman would talk to him. But the truth is, time is running out for this move to happen as United are very active in the transfer market and are building a young team for the future, and if Bale doesn’t decide to move soon, they are very likely to go after a younger and financially smarter prospect.
2. Real Madrid are always on a hunt
Real Madrid have never shied away from buying new, younger and talented players no matter how much they cost. With Bale already struggling to get into the starting XI, it might get very difficult next season if Madrid sign some other player. Either of Robert Lewandowski or Emerick Aubameyang can join the Los Blancos and so can the likes of Hazard or Dybala which either away diminishes Bale’s chances of playing regularly, which is why it is best for Bale to move away from the club and redefine his form.
1. BBC to fall apart soon
There have always been chances of Karim Benzema leaving, but it looks like this season must be the final season for the Frenchman. Ronaldo is moving nowhere and with the likes of Asensio, Vasquez and Isco, all making a strong case for themselves, Bale’s chance of regular game-time has already ended. Benzema, Ronaldo and Bale no more start together which means a statement in itself. Zidane believes more in his younger players, and there is no guarantee how much Bale will get to play with the Spanish giants.