Gareth Bale’s representative Jonathan Barnett has revealed that his client has yet to sort out his future with Real Madrid. The Wales international struggled to cement a regular starting role under Zinedine Zidane over the course of the 2017/18 campaign and shortly after the Champions League final, he hinted that he could seek a fresh challenge elsewhere.
Since then, the European champions have witnessed the surprise resignation of Zinedine Zidane, who has now been succeeded by Julen Lopetegui but the future of Bale remains uncertain.
Speaking exclusively to Sky Sports News, Barnett revealed that he has yet to speak with Los Blancos regarding his client’s future beyond the summer. He added that the Welshman is keen on playing regular first-team football at the current phase of his career and the failure to guarantee the same may witness his exit from the Bernabeu.
Bale is undoubtedly one of the best attackers around the world but his injury concerns over the past couple of seasons have hampered his gametime at Los Blancos. Nevertheless, the Welshman could earn a second lease of life under Lopetegui, who has been tipped to hold a private meeting with the 28-year-old prior to the beginning of pre-season.
Regardless of this, the European champions may seek to bolster the squad during the summer transfer window after they failed to offer a strong challenge for the La Liga crown, where they finished 17 points behind eventual winners Barcelona.
The Champions League holders have yet to make any potential signing for the summer but club president Florentino Perez has been backed pursue a new shot-stopper considering the occasional blunders Keylor Navas has tended to make.
As such, AS Roma’s Alisson Becker has been highlighted as the prime option to bolster the goalkeeping position and the next month could give a fair reflection whether they can finalise a deal for the Brazil international.