Gareth Bale is likely to be offered out to clubs by Real Madrid as part of deals to sign the likes of Paul Pogba and Neymar, a Spanish football expert has told talkSPORT.
Zinedine Zidane looks set to make wholesale changes at the LaLiga club following their disappointing 2018/19 campaign.
Zidane was brought back for a second stint as manager earlier this year when Santiago Solari was sacked.
Change will be wanted by Madrid as they sit 18 points behind Barcelona with one game remaining, while they also crashed out of the Champions League to Ajax.
The former Tottenham man has also been booed by his own fans this season and Zidane looks determined to get rid of the Wales international.
Speaking to talkSPORT, Andrew Gaffney said: “The biggest advantage in Real Madrid’s favour is that because there are so many players they are after this summer, because they want to overhaul their squad, before he is offered out on loan he is going to be offered in deals for people like Neymar and Pogba.
“Probably not Hazard because that one seems to have already been done, but then there’s Eriksen at Spurs, which is why those four teams are constantly linked with Bale.”
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One stumbling block could be Bale’s exorbitant wages, which are believed to be in excess of £600,000-a-week.
Gaffney added: “I don’t think anyone can question Bale’s ability. I know there are question marks around his fitness, which I don’t think are justified especially not this season as it has been his best season in terms of game return in the last three years.
“Obviously he’s not translated that into form on the pitch.