Real Madrid are set to sell Wales forward Gareth Bale in the summer according to media sources in Spain. According to Madrid based paper AS the Los Blancos have informed Bale’s representatives of their decision and told the 29-year old that he does not feature in coach Zinedine Zidane’s plans for next season.

Real Madrid have endured a torrid season with the club failing to reach the semifinals of the Champions League for the first time in eight seasons. Their performances in the league have also been far from impressive sitting third on the table with a few games left in the season.

It is understood that the meeting which was held with representatives of Bale was a cordial and respectful one as the club have gratitude for the role played by the Welsh winger since his arrival to the club in 2013.
Real Madrid are thought to value the injury-prone winger at around €175 million which would be a massive outlay for any club. The 29-year-old is also likely to demand a huge wage as he currently earns €600,000 weekly which would shatter many top clubs wage structure. Bale is said to be happy at Madrid as he looks to resuscitate his career.

“Bale was signed for a world record fee in 2013 from Tottenham and was sensational during his first season forming a good partnership with Cristiano Ronaldo
and Benzema which was nicknamed BBC. He also scored in the final of the Champions League and his memorable goal in the final of the Copa Del Rey remains long in “the memory of fans.

His performances in the last Champions League final where he came off the bench to score two goals is also one of the highest quality. It remains to be seen which club would be able to afford his services this summer with the huge fee on offer.