Gareth Bale has geared up to re-evaluate his future after Zinedine Zidane has returned to Bernabeu, with Real Madrid. He was not being favored under the management of Santiago Solari at the Spanish capital. Thus, the departure in summer seemed inevitable as Bale struggled to earn a place in the starting XI of Los Blancos.
Nevertheless, the arrival of Zidane will embark a new chapter in this messed up season for Real Madrid. The relationship that Gareth Bale shares with Zidane has deteriorated in the previous spell of the Frenchman when he had the manager of Los Blancos and it concluded with the triumph in the Champions League’s last season.
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.