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Gareth Bale's agent discusses China move

Gareth Bale news

Bale staying with Real Madrid... for now?

Unhappy Wales international and Real Madrid midfielder Gareth Bale's agent has opened up on talks that he would be set to make a transfer to China. The former Tottenham player has struggled for regular first-team duties in recent seasons and only last summer had been linked with a move away from Spain.

When asked about a move to China, agent Jonathan Barnett quipped:  "Gareth is delighted to play in Madrid.

“China? Don’t believe everything you hear.”

There had been rumours Bale would make a mega money transfer elsewhere as part of a 75 million USD package, however the Welshman opted to stay put with Zinedine Zidane's side.

Manager Zidane said of Bale's situation: "We think that Bale is a player who puts in a lot of effort and trains well. He's important for this squad and for the club.

"When he's not available, he's not available because he's got something and that's it.

"There's a lot of talk and a lot of things said. When he's ready and 100 per cent, we'll see. He's focused on playing well for the team."