Gareth Bale, who is transfer-free after his contract with Real Madrid expired on June 30, may have found his new club.
After nine seasons at Real Madrid, Bale, 32, is looking for a team to find playing time this season in order to prepare well for the World Cup, which he will play with Wales at the end of the season. year.
In recent weeks, the American MLS, a return to Tottenham and a Newcastle arrival have all been considered as alternatives. But today, it would seem that the lead most likely to succeed is in his hometown.
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Its representatives revealed to BBC Wales on Wednesday that they are in talks with Championship club Cardiff City. A move to Cardiff would be a huge financial sacrifice for the Welshman, given the 700,000 euros a week he made in Madrid, but his agent Jonathan Barnett has previously claimed that « what Gareth does will not be about money « .
In any case, the Cardiff City option doesn’t seem so far-fetched as Bale’s main aim is to arrive fully fit for the World Cup in Qatar, Wales’ first since 1958. The tournament will take place from November 21 to December 19 of this year.
Wales and Cardiff City, in the same facilities
Cardiff City and the Welsh FA share a training facility and this would allow Bale to continue working with his national team doctors and physios.
In fact, Bale was even spotted at these facilities on Wednesday, albeit only for fitness reasons after his performances with Real Madrid in recent seasons were hampered by recurring muscle issues.