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Gareth Bale fit & ready, says Perez

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Gareth Bale could be ready to play for Real Madrid in the Saturday's match against Malaga, according to club president Florentino Perez.

The Welshman has only started once for Real since his world-record move from Tottenham this summer, due to injuries.

Los Blancos had to move quickly to deny reports that Bale has a slipped disc in the back, rubbishing the reports as false.

Perez conceded that Bale's injuries have been a worry, but believes the winger is fit enough to be back in action for Real for the first time since Real's defeat against Malaga on 28th September.

"(He is) calm and ready, waiting to play on Saturday," he told Spanish radio programme Punto Pelota.

"Everyone knows that, because he didn't have a good pre-season, he suffered from muscle fatigue in the thigh.

"He is training well and wants to play and show that all this is just something over nothing.

"Bale is fit to play and wants to show that he is fine. All of the doctors have made it clear that a small disc bulge is relatively common in elite footballers.

"Not all athletes have scans, so not all of those that have these disc bulges know they have them.

"Elite athletes suffer more with the back and can handle it, but this is something normal. A big deal has been made out of something normal."

Perez said the speculation around Bale's injury had caused unease for the player.

"All this affects Bale's image and dignity," he said.

"The player himself and those around him are concerned because they have contracts and campaigns that this could affect."

The president added some spice to the interview with a statement relating to Radamel Falcao.

"(He) won't come during the January transfer window but in June, who knows? Falcao wants to play for Madrid - I've been told," he said.

Many are believing that Falcao will move to Real Madrid next summer and his move to AS Monaco is just temporary and to make Atletico Madrid's loss less serious.

Yet Falcao will have to wait for a while. Now it's Gareth Bale, who will have to show he can be a Galactico after his injuries.

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