Bale reportedly threatens to stay and ‘play golf’ if right offer doesn’t arrive

Gareth Bale’s time at Real Madrid appears to be coming to an ugly end after he was left on the bench during his side’s 2-0 home defeat against Real Betis. Zinedine Zidane recalled Bale to his squad but didn’t feel the need to call upon him despite his side’s continued troubles on the pitch.

“I’ve got three years left on my contract. If they want me to go, they’ll need to pay me €17m per season. If not, I’ll stay here. And if I have to play golf, I will.” This is a quote ‘Radioestadio’ are reporting was said by Bale to his teammates in the dressing room.

It remains to be seen how this transfer saga will play out but it appears we’re set for a lot of finger-pointing until a resolution is found.