Real Madrid flop, Gareth Bale gets a shock loan move offer

German Bundesliga giants, Bayern Munich are said to have approached Real Madrid over a potential loan move for outcast Gareth Bale, who is not in the plans of the manager, Zinedine Zidane according to reports.

Despite being under contract at the Bernabeu until 2022, the Welsh winger is free to leave the Spanish giants this summer following Zinedine Zidane’s return to the club which has widened the standoff between the two.

The Wales forward made 42 appearances in all competitions last season but found his game-time increasingly limited and did not feature in the final three matches of Real’s La Liga campaign.

The 29-year-old featuring for the club is expected to drop further down the team’s pecking order next season, following the arrival of Eden Hazard from Chelsea in a deal that could reach £130 million.

Madrid is looking to offload the Welshman in the upcoming weeks but has, so far, struggled to find clubs willing to pursue a transfer for the former Tottenham man which is quite expensive.

Reports indicate that German champions Bayern are willing to match Bale’s massive wages, believed to be around £350,000-a-week, in order to take the player on loan for a season after losing both Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery this summer with manager Niko Kovac viewing Bale as the perfect player to add experience to his squad in that area of the pitch.

With Bale’s game-time in Spain expected to be reduced even further next season, a loan spell in Germany would present a good opportunity for the player to rediscover some form.

And Bayern already has some experience taking players on loan from Madrid, with James Rodriguez recently completing a two-year stay at the Allianz Arena although he is said to be demanding a comeback to the Spanish side.

Although the removal of Bale’s salary from the wage bill would be a welcome sight for Real, the Spanish giants would ideally like to receive a transfer fee for the player who cost them £85m in 2013.

In addition to Hazard, Los Blancos have already spent big on several targets this summer, including Luka Jovic, Ferland Mendy, Eder Militao and Rodrygo, and the club needs to sell players in order to ensure that they don’t fall foul of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules.

Premier League sides including Manchester United and Spurs have been linked a move for the Welsh winger, but are thought to be reluctant to match his wages as well as fear for his sunsetting age.

Alongside Bale, it is believed that Madrid views selling midfield duo Rodriguez and Mateo Kovacic as their best chance to raise significant funds.

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