The Welsh unexpectedly did not take part in the pre-season match against Bayern Munich (1-3) in Houston in the United States. Of course, that immediately triggered discussion among journalists who made the topic of Bale's departure during the post-match press conference.
Zidane, when asked about the problem of wing transfers, responded directly, at the same time not revealing the name of the club currently negotiating with Real: We hope he will leave soon. That would be the best solution for everyone. We are working on the transfer to one of the clubs.
– I don't feel personal grudge against him, but it's time for some things to be done, because this need arises.
– I have to make a decision. We need change. Departure is the coach's choice, but also players who know the situation. The current situation changes – I don't know whether changes will occur within 24 or 48 hours, but that will happen, and this is a good thing for everyone.
Bale to Real moved in the summer of 2013 from Tottenham with a value of 100 million euros. In 231 matches he scored 102 goals and scored 65 assists. However, in the past season, he was far below expectations – fans in Madrid often mocked him during home games, trying to establish a breakup.
The 30-year-old has shown interest in several clubs, including, for example, Bayern Munich. However, it is unknown whether Zidane thinks of the German giant. It seems that Bale has rejected the idea of moving to the Chinese Super League for now.