The Welshman completed a then the world-record transition from Tottenham to Madrid for £85 million ($106 million) back in 2013 and continued to conquer much silverware during his stay in the Spanish capital.
Bale is vulnerable to injuries
Gareth Bale’s biggest problem at Real Madrid has been his vulnerability to injuries, said Stefan Kohfahl, youth club’s coordinator. The Welshman completed a then the world-record transition from Tottenham to Madrid for £85 million ($106 million) back in 2013 and continued to conquer much silverware during his stay in the Spanish capital. Bale has captured four Champions League crowns, the title of La Liga, Copa del Rey and three club world championships at the Bernabeu, but his time in the club may be drawing to a close. The 30-year-old suffered through many injuries in recent seasons, with a calf, ankle, and adductor problems among the problems that drove him to the sidelines. Bale almost moved to China before the 2019-20 season, with a proposed transfer to CSL side Jiangsu Suning, “90 percent” done before it fell through, club’s head coach Cosmin Olaroiu said.
He’s a shy and modest person
Escape from Real Madrid can still be on the cards, this week. Gareth Bale admitted that Major League Soccer – is an exciting prospect for him. Kohfahl said that Bale deserves more respect than he gets by saying that he was a star for the club when he was on the field. “His ratings with Real are unbelievable,” Stefan told reporters: “The problem is his vulnerability to injuries. He is a shy and modest person, very introverted. He is also under pressure, of course”. It will make me happy if more respect comes from the audience, and he gets on his feet again. Bale saw that his place in the team was threatened by young talents imported from abroad, such as Rodrygo and Vinicius Jr., as well as talents developed in Madrid, such as Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez.
Real Madrid has a large number of young stars
Kohfahl believes that the Madrid team would be well presented, giving their academicians the stars a chance to impress the first team, saying that the Under-23 side of Madrid is the best in the world. “Real Madrid always has a large number of its young players in the squad,” said Kohfahl. “This has always been the main focus. This season with Nacho, Dani Carvajal, and Casemiro there are some top-class players again”. Also, players such as Sergio Ramos, Karim Benzema, and Raphael Varane came to Real Madrid aged 20 and matured here to become world-class players. Vinicius Jr., Rodrygo, Valverde, and Reinier also are following this route.”