The match that Real Madrid faces this weekend against Rayo Vallecano might see the Welsh forward playing but there is some doubt regarding his form. That is because Bale has been facing ankle injury concerns. The head coach of Blancos, Santiago Solari has not ruled out the forward’s participation in the match but there are concerns regarding his health.
There had been a match midweek between Real Madrid and CSKA Moscow whereby the former suffered a loss with a score of 3-0; Bale was introduced as a half-time substitute in the game. The setback in his fitness levels came back after that.
The brilliance of Bale would improve Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United, Spurs Gareth Bale, and Chelsea, who leaves Real Madrid to return to the Premier League, has become a transfer club every January as well as every summer.
There is always a level of speculation. Then it is inevitable and he stays with Real Madrid. Why do you want to leave the biggest club on the planet and perhaps the best team in the world? Through the millions of opinions pronounced and thousands of words written the Bale-backs – and I openly admit to being in this camp – fixed him through thick and thin and wanted him to succeed in Spain.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Gareth Bale secured their sport in 30-man shortlist as nominations are revealed for Ballon d’Or. Real Madrid ace Gareth Bale will go head-to-head with former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo as the shortlist for the 2018 Ballon d’Or is announced. FIFA releases the full 30-man shortlist throughout Monday with five stars revealed at one time and Welshman Bale was among the first batch. Sergio Aguero, Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson, Madrid striker Karim Benzema and Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani completed the first five.
Names are released in alphabetical order, but Cristiano Ronaldo formed part of the second wave and he was the stand-out name in a group that also contained Thibaut Courtois and Kevin De Bruyne. Liverpool’s stellar campaign last season saw further recognition as Brazilian striker Roberto Firmino earned a spot in the second release with Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin completing the first 10 names.
La Liga side Real Madrid got their third win in as many game this term. The club seems to be doing well post Cristiano Ronaldo, and it is even the forward that is struggling to cope post Madrid. The Welshman gave the Champions League defending champs the lead with an acrobatic volley but Leganes equalized from the spot to go 1-1 at half time. Casemiro had fouled Eraso so the ref pointed to the spot. Guido Carrillo made no mistake from that spot.
KarimBenzema continued his fine goalscoring run, netting twice. Marco Asensio sent a fine cross and the Frenchman connected to it but the ref waived it aside. After consulting VAR, it was awarded. The team worked together for the second goal, starting from Luka Modric. Benzema could have done a hat trick when Asensio was fouled but skipper Sergio Ramos stepped up to convert the second spot kick in as many games.
Real Madrid are already working on playing without their star man Cristiano Ronaldo after almost a decade. The Spanish side is expected to struggle a bit but it would be nice to see how they setup when the season resumes later this month.
They recently won their third straight Champions League in May. While they were still celebrating Coach Zinedine Zidane quit the team. Bale and Ronaldo made ‘heavy’ comments but it was Ronaldo that acted on it to leave the club after four Champions League titles and two league titles. He is the leading scorer for the club at 451 goals in 438 games. It would be hard for the club to cope without such a monumental player but Madrid must.
Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes is backing European champs Real Madrid to see off threat from Paris St Germain when both sides clash in the Round of 16 in the Champions League next week. After back to back Champions League successes in addition to winning the La Liga title last season, Madrid are having an underwhelming season.
With PSG led by former Barcelona star Neymar Jr., the French giants are expected to possibly see off a weak Madrid side. However, Heynckes has warned against such thoughts, expecting the champs to still defeat PSG. Continue reading
Manchester United have done top business these past seasons but they remain linked with top stars Gareth Bale and Antoine Griezmann.
Despite the arrivals this summer, more big names could join next season, especially if certain targets are met this term.
Atletico Madrid are set to buy back Chelsea reject Diego Costa. This would free up Griezmann to make the move, especially as Atletico have capable players in attack. The French man was linked to Old Trafford but the deal later broke down as the La Liga side lost their appeal to a transfer ban.
With Bale getting booed at and struggling to match expectations at Real Madrid, there continues to be a link away from the Bernabeu. The Welshman has been linked to United for years. While Bale insists on remaining in Spain, the situation might force him to return back to England. Continue reading
Gareth Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett has rubbished reports that the Welshman could exit Real Madrid anytime soon.
There are speculations that that Bale could return to the Premier League in light of Madrid’ chase of teenage sensation KylianMbappe.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane also fueled this rumours when he claim the ‘BBC’ might split this summer. The Frenchman cannot guarantee that Cristiano Ronaldo, KarimBenzema and Bale would remain together in the forthcoming season.
All these have prompted talks that Bale might exit the La Liga with a likely return to the Premier League. However, Barnett dismisses all this talk.“It’s a ridiculous, stupid story,” he said.
Unlike his the previous season Bale’s contribution to Los Blancos was limited last term. He lost his starting role in the setup to Isco, who took the opportunity with both hands to develop his skillset. Continue reading
Welsh star Joe Allen has said that the national team can cope without star forward Gareth Bale as they play a crucial World Cup qualifier against Serbia on Sunday.
The Real Madrid star would miss the game as he is on suspension.
Serbia demolished Wales 6-1 in 2012 with Allen describing that night as his “worst night in a Welsh shirt.” He adds that he believes the memories of that day would help the team mentally as they face the Serbs.
Wales are four points behind them in Group D. Republic of Ireland are ahead of them as well so a victory is needed for their World Cup hopes to remain intact. After their strong display at Euro 2016 the team slumped into poor form which they are trying hard to make up for. Bale’s second yellow card in March against Rep of Ireland means they would not have their playmaker. Continue reading
Gareth Bale has reportedly reached out to Manchester United manager Jose Mourinhoover the English club’s long time interest in him.
The Welsh star moved to Spanish giant Real Madrid in a £86million record transfer deal from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013.
Bale was signed by the club chief Florentino Perez. However Spanish source DiarioGol claims that he is now ready to plan his exit from the side as he has continually lived in the shadows of Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Manchester United have always wanted the player at the club. They were hugely interested when Bale was ready to exit Spurs but he opted to leave England altogether. Mourinho is hunting for a game changer as United struggle to reach expected heights this term.
Another source Don Balon claims that Mourinho wants Bale on his shortlist and he would be delighted to sign another top star.
There are reports in Spain that Bale wants the spotlight now so he is putting pressure on the management to make him the number one player or lose him to Man United. Continue reading