Championship facet emerge as entrance runners for Gareth Bale
It would be the signing of the season, if not of the century, as a championship club emerged front runner to sign Gareth Bale from Spanish giant Real Madrid.
The Welshman, who is on loan at Tottenham Hotspur in 2020-21, is not set to return to north London and it seems his return to the Spanish capital could be fleeting too.
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His astronomical weekly wage of £ 600,000 seems like a sticking point for him, to stay with Los Blancos the winger will clearly have to downgrade his financial ambitions accordingly.
Gareth Bale had his best time at Real Madrid under Carlo Ancelotti
New coach Carlo Ancelotti is believed to want to keep Bale at the Santiago Bernabeu, although bookmakers aren’t often wrong.
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Some suggest Cardiff came from 16/1 to 5/4.
At 32, Bale probably still has a few years at the top level, but it has been clear for some time that he values his personal happiness over professional worries.