Real Madrid bosses have reportedly decided to put Gareth Bale for sale after becoming frustrated with the Welshman’s never-ending injury problems.
Bale is now out of action after suffering a fibrillar rupture to the adductor muscle of his left leg.
Previously, he spent several weeks on the sidelines with a calf injury – and this now means that the Welsh forward missed 91 of Real Madrid’s 250 games since he arrived at the Bernabeu in 2013.
The club bosses are not happy with Bale’s ever-growing injury concerns and according to Spanish reports, they have now made up their mind and are ready to put the former Spurs man for sale.
Spanish outlet AS claim the Real bosses has had enough and they have decided to sell him next summer.
The report also claims that the Los Blancos are keen to replace him with a young player and have identified Paris Saint Germain’s Kylian Mbappe.
Mbappe, who joined PSG on a season-long loan from Monaco with an option to buy next summer, has displayed incredible form so far this season.
But, AS claim that the Los Blancos bosses are desperate to rope in the French wonder-kid and are ready to splurge over £177million in order to secure his services next summer.
Despite Bale’s lengthy injury layoff, Wales boss Chris Coleman has Bale to take it easy.
He said: “Players can go through spells when they’ve been out with an injury, they get referrals and then they get this, that and the other.
“The harder you try to get back… you get a setback, and sometimes you have to go through that.
“Gareth will be devastated by this but he just needs to be settled again, get his fitness and not rush himself back.”