Gareth Bale not given a number by Real Madrid as they announce the squad for next season.
Gareth Bale has had his iconic number 11 taken away by Real Madrid, but he has not been allocated any number for next season.
In the last few minutes, Real Madrid issued the squad details and numbers for next season, and it didn’t involve Gareth Bale despite having a year left on his Real Madrid contract.
The announcement comes just 2 days after Bale’s agent insisted to Sky Sports News the player was to return to Madrid, although as Global247news stated at the time, this was negotiation tactics as Johnathan Barnett attempts to reach a financial settlement with the Spanish outfit.
As previously reported, Bale desires to finish in Spain and permanently reside in his mansion in the Vale Of Glamorgan, whilst nurturing the younger players of the Welsh squad through to the World Cup, whilst at the same time signing for his local club Cardiff City.
The revelation that shocked Cardiff Fans and divided opinions amongst them has seen bookmakers odds drop from 33/1 to 5/4 in recent days.
Clearly, now Real Madrid has made their move as they continue to negotiate with Bale and his agent to settle the contract that needs to have an agreed severance for the player to sign for Cardiff City.
Meanwhile, Cardiff City Football Club has not refuted any of the claims despite all the global speculation.