Gareth Bale is “wasting his time” at the Bernabeu and player and club must “finish this situation” this summer, says former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon.
Wales forward Bale, 31, was not part of the Real squad knocked out of the Champions League at Manchester City on Friday, with manager Zinedine Zidane saying he “preferred not to play”.
“It’s very sad. It’s a pity to see a player like him in the stands,” Calderon said of the latest low point in a difficult season for Bale.
“I think his skill and talent has not gone, he is still a good player who could be playing at a high level in any team in the world.
“Therefore I think they will have to find a solution to end this agony for the sake of both sides.
“If he doesn’t want to reduce his salary, which would be understandable, they will have to find another way to finish this situation.” (BBC)