Gareth Bale has come under heavy criticism at Real Madrid this season.
The Welshman was tipped to carry Los Blancos after Cristiano Ronaldo departed for Juventus last summer.
But that hasn’t really happened.
Instead, Madrid have struggled and as we move towards the business end of the campaign, they risk finishing trophyless.
Rivals Barcelona are running away with La Liga and are seven points clear of second-place Atletico Madrid and nine ahead of Real.
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On top of that, Lionel Messi and co. have just dumped Santiago Solari’s side out of the Copa del Rey and the two teams meet again in the league this weekend.
Clearly, the Spanish club are really missing Ronaldo. In his absence, some fans and even the press have pointed the finger at Bale for failing to fill his boots.
Right now, it seems that the Cardiff-born forward has very few friends in Spain and rumours suggest this could be his final season at the Bernabeu.
The latest report from AS is that even Real Madrid President Florentino Perez, who’s been a big supporter of Bale throughout his Blancos career, has grown tired.
According to the outlet, sources close to Perez have said that “the Welsh forward is living on borrowed time” and that “only an outstanding end to the season would be enough to save the player”.
That’s certainly worrying and the report goes on to say that even if Bale does finish strong, as he did in 2017/18, the club President has made up his mind and is “unlikely to reverse the decision”.
Apparently, the 29-year-old’s recent attitude and more specifically, his body language on the bench against Levante has been cited as a tipping point for Perez.
AS conclude their report by suggesting that the President is now ready to cash in on Bale over the summer and is hoping to sell him for more than €100 million.