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Real Madrid ready to part ways with Gareth Bale if…

The Los Blancos are reportedly growing tired of Gareth Bale's injury woes

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Real Madrid are reportedly considering selling Gareth Bale if they can recoup £86m fee he cost in 2013.

Bale joined the Los Blancos in 2013 for a then world-record transfer fee from Tottenham, and he has enjoyed a trophy-laden spell with the Spaniards.

The former Tottenham star is currently struggling with a left calf problem which saw him miss Wales’ crucial 2018 World Cup qualifiers with Georgia and the Republic of Ireland.

El Confidencial claimed on Tuesday that Bale is in a ‘fight not to exhaust the diplomacy of [Zinedine] Zidane and the patience of Florentino [Perez]’ due to his lengthy injury list.

The Spanish outlet added that Zidane ‘knows that he is a player with whom he can not count for a third of the season, at best’.

There are also concerns from the Spanish side that his love of golf — which he often plays when he has time off — contributes to Bale’s back problems, it is reported.

Real Madrid would consider parting ways with him, if they can recoup the £86m they paid Spurs to sign him over four years ago.

Manchester United were strongly linked with a move for Bale last summer but the former Southampton player opted to remain in Spain.

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