Gareth Bale 'Will Keep Trying' at Real Madrid Despite Exit Rumours, Says Agent

Gill Clark@@gillclarkyFeatured Columnist IIMay 14, 2019

, SPAIN - APRIL 28: Gareth Bale of Real Madrid during the La Liga Santander  match between Rayo Vallecano v Real Madrid on April 28, 2019 (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)
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Gareth Bale's agent, Jonathan Barnett, has said the Wales international will "keep trying" at Real Madrid despite continued speculation about his future.

Barnett told ESPN FC's Dermot Corrigan that the 29-year-old remains committed to the club despite being left out of the squad once again for Sunday's defeat at Real Sociedad

"Gareth is fine. He is still a Real player with three years left on his contract. He has always been clear about that. And if he is picked he will play. You would have to ask Mr. Zidane what he wants to do. But Gareth will keep trying."

Manager Zinedine Zidane offered a response when asked why he had left Bale out of Sunday's trip to Anoeta:

Bale has had a tough season at Real Madrid and has made just 21 La Liga starts for Los Blancos, racking up eight goals and three assists.

The forward has struggled for form and fitness throughout the campaign, and Zidane's decision to drop him suggests his time at the club is coming to an end.

Indeed Bale may have already played his last game for the club and could miss out on their final game of the season at home to Real Betis, according to Marco Ruiz at AS.

TURIN, ITALY - APRIL 03:  Gareth Bale of Real Madrid looks on from the substitutes bench during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final, first leg match between Juventus and Real Madrid at Juventus Stadium on April 3, 2018 in Turin, Italy.  (Photo by Chri
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Yet finding a buyer for Bale may be difficult because of his age, injury record and the finances that will be needed to complete a move.

Barnett told Sky Sports News that a return to the Premier League was not out of the question but warned that Bale would be an expensive signing.

"It certainly is possible, if somebody puts their hand in their pocket and pays us what we think he deserves. It is going to be a lot of money!"

Tottenham Hotspur have been offered the chance to bring Bale back to north London in a £10 million loan deal, according to The Sun's Dean Scoggins.

Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain have also been linked with the Welshman. The French side are willing to spend £180 million on Bale, Isco and Toni Kroos, according to Le Parisien (h/t Joe Strange for MailOnline).

Barnett's comments suggest Bale is determined to stay at Real Madrid, but Zidane seems to have made it clear that the Welshman is no longer in his plans at the Santiago Bernabeu.

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