Gareth Bale nears Real Madrid exit as Florentino Perez finds buyer

Gareth Bale’s Real Madrid exit may finally be nearing with president Florentino Perez finding a buyer for the Welshman.

Since his move from Tottenham to the Bernabeu in 2013 it seems as if the 30-year-old has consistently been linked with the exit door.

Last summer he was set for a lucrative switch to China before the plug was pulled on the deal.

Now though Perez has found a suitor having admitted defeat in his efforts to recoup the majority of the £85m fee Bale cost seven years ago.

Having been linked with a return to the Premier League it now looks as if the four-time Champions League winner will end up in the MLS.

David Beckham’s new side Inter Miami and LA Galaxy are touted as two of his most likely destinations, reports Eldesmarque .

The MLS allows Bale a chance to play in a country where there is no language barrier while the media will pay far less attention to him – two issues he is alleged to have had in the Spanish capital.

Perez will look to finalise the transfer fee and finer elements of the deal before he can confirm the Welshman’s departure.

Manchester United had weighed up a move for Bale in recent years, but his wages and transfer fee have often prevented the transfer from happening.

A return to Tottenham had also been suggested and that was accelerated when Jose Mourinho was appointed given the Special One’s history of splashing the cash.

Bale, despite picking up several major honours with Los Blancos, has never truly earned the affection of the club’s fans and previously been criticised by his own team-mates for not involving himself enough away from the pitch.

In his six-and-a-half seasons with Madrid the forward has scored 104 times in 245 appearances with injuries plaguing him throughout his time while a disconnect with manager Zinedine Zidane has been difficult.