La Liga Champs Will Pay Half of Gareth Bale’s Salary to See Him Leave

Gareth Bale with Real Madrid in March 2019. Photo by James Marsh/BPI/REX/Shutterstock

La Liga champions Real Madrid are so desperate to see Gareth Bale leave that they are ready to take a significant financial hit in order to make that happen. According to Spanish media outlet Cadena Ser, Real is willing to pay half of Gareth Bale’s salary if he joins a new club.

Bale is considered out of favor at Santiago Bernabeu for some time now, and both the player and Real want to go their separate ways. The issue is that the 34-year-old forward’s massive $17.75 million salary that turned away potential suitors.

Initially, Real considered releasing Bale outright, but such a move would come at a huge cost considering the Welsh forward has two years left on his deal. So, the Spanish club is now looking into the scenario in which they would let him go for free and finance half of his salary earnings to facilitate a move.

Gareth Bale’s next destination is probably the Premier League, where Manchester United and his old club Tottenham Hotspur are interested in his services. However, if these latest reports turn out to be true, expect that Bale quickly attracts suitors from all across Europe.

While Bale was mostly successful during his seven-year stint with Real, he struggled to make a big impact for the club in the past two seasons. This is especially the case for the 2019/20 season when he played just 16 games in La Liga and only scored twice.