Gareth Bale will remain at Real Madrid for the coming season as the release of contract talks falter.
Gareth Bale will remain at Spanish giants Real Madrid for one more season as negotiations to release the player from his contract hit the wall.
Bale, who has 12 months to run on his contract, worth 26 million pounds, for the 12 month period, had hoped to get his contract torn up with a financial settlement, making him a free agent.
Real Madrid was prepared to offer a 15 million euro settlement, whilst the player himself deemed it worth 20 million and taking a 6 million cut.
Real wanted to pay the player up over a set period, with the player wanting the funds upfront on the full and final settlement basis.
Sources revealed late tonight in Madrid said Bale’s agent, Johnathan Barnett and the player decided that to lose out on over 11 million pounds was too much and to ride out the contract.
Sources now say the talks of termination have totally broken down, and no further discussions are planned.
Real Madrid fans hearing the news tonight are disappointed Bale is remaining, knowing he will not feature much in the last 12 months of his contract.
Whilst at the other end of the spectrum, in Wales, Cardiff City fans will be devastated the talks have hit the wall, and Bale will not be a free agent.
Bookies had made the Welsh hero rank 5/4 favourite to sign for his hometown club as leaks had emerged of his plans, with Bale saying his next move would shock the footballing world.
Bale will now have to wait a full year before taking up his desires, and plans he had hoped would see him return to his home nation before the start of the season.
Sadly, parties couldn’t agree to make it happen, and with Zidane gone from Real Madrid, Bale will find it more comfortable picking up another 26 million pounds.
Although Football pundits still feel a termination could still take place, although our sources and contacts say it’s ‘Dead In The Water”