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Zinedine Zidane insists Gareth Bale remains important for Real Madrid

Zidane insists Gareth Bale’s future lies with Real Madrid

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is adamant Gareth Bale will remain with Real Madrid insisting the Welshman remains an important player for the Spanish giants.

Bale, 28, has been linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabéu following a recent string of injuries which have seen him sidelined since September.

Manchester United are said to be interested in luring the former Tottenham player back to England but Zidane has given a strong backing for Bale to still remain in Spain.

“We know what Gareth can give us. Many things. He is very strong, fast, technically very good, works very hard, said Zidane.

“It’s true there has been a lot of talk about his injuries, and that he plays just three games before another.

“He’s an important player for us and he knows that. The important thing is that we have to get him back into shape and ready to play.

“What he can give us is strength. He’s fast; he can open things up for us and can give us a lot of things.

“I don’t know when he is going to play. He hasn’t had any trouble today, but we’ll see when he can play.”

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