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No summer end to Gareth Bale’s Real Madrid misery?

Gareth Bale (credit:Legan P. Mace/Zuma Press/PA Images)

Manchester United remain favourites to sign Gareth Bale this summer, but bookmaker SportNation believes the Welshman will prolong his Real Madrid misery by staying at the Bernabeu.


Bale has had interest from a host of European clubs, including from the Premier League, but he is still odds on (4/7) to stay in the Spanish capital - even after manager Zinedine Zidane shockingly announced that if he had the choice of four substitutes, he still would not play the Welshman!

If the 29-year-old does find himself walking through the Bernabeu exit door then Manchester United are the 3/1 favourites to sign him. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have the summer transfer window to strengthen his under-performing side, with a marquee signing inevitable. 

Bayern Munich (4/1), meanwhile, are also interested, potentially making Bale the seventh player to have played for both the Bundesliga champions and Real Madrid, following in the footsteps of the likes of Xabi Alonso, Arjen Robben, James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos.

However, the winger’s reluctance to learn Spanish while in Spain makes a return to England more favourable.

Proving their status as one of Europe's elite with a place in this year's Champions League final, Tottenham Hotspur (6/1) are also heavily linked with a move to re-sign their former talisman, while Premier League champions Manchester City are at an outside bet of 25/1.

“There's not much more Gareth Bale can do in Madrid,” a SportNation.Bet spokesman told Bettingpro.com.

“Scoring the winning goal in Champions League finals and scoring the winning goal in a Copa Del Rey final would put some players in legendary status at certain clubs - clearly not at Real Madrid. 

“Injuries and his lack of commitment to speaking Spanish has dropped him down the pecking order, but the odds suggest Bale is set to sit out another of the remaining three years left in his contract. 

“A return to the Premier League is most likely, but the added problem of his wages and price tag could put off potential buyers."

Latest SportNation Odds


Gareth Bale's next club

4/7 To stay at Real Madrid
3/1 Manchester United
4/1 Bayern Munich
6/1 Tottenham Hotspur
8/1 Any Chinese Club
25/1 Manchester City


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