‘Gareth Bale Never Asked To Leave Real Madrid’- Zidane

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Wales forward Gareth Bale has never talked about leaving Real Madrid, says Real boss Zinedine Zidane.

Bale, 30, was set to join Jiangsu Suning in the summer, but the deal collapsed when Real wanted the Chinese club to pay a transfer fee.

Since then, Bale has played seven club games in 2019-20, scoring two goals.

“If he can train, he trains and if he can play, he plays. In fact, he’s played a lot of games – he’s never talked about leaving,” said Zidane.

“Bale is a player who puts in a lot of effort and trains well. He’s important for this squad and for the club.

“There’s a lot of talk and a lot of things said. When he’s ready and 100%, we’ll see. He’s focused on playing well for the team.”

Real paid a then-world record of £85.3m to sign Bale from Tottenham in September 2013.

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