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Atletico Madrid planning Bosman move for Real Madrid misfit winger – report



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Gareth Bale is certain to bring an end to his stint at Real Madrid at the end of the ongoing campaign.

Signed in 2013 from Tottenham, the Welsh international has had a turbulent spell at the Santiago Bernabeu. While he played a key role in the success that they achieved over the last decade, Bale has been out of favour at the club for the past couple of years or so.

A falling out with Zinedine Zidane led to Bale joining Tottenham on loan last season, where he did quite well. Back at Real Madrid, there were hopes that Carlo Ancelotti could revive the Welsh wing-wizard this term but he has struggled for game-time yet again.

Bale’s contract with Real Madrid expires at the end of the season. Given his situation, an exit is very much set in stone this summer. A move to the MLS has been mooted, where D.C. United are ready to hand him a lucrative contract.

A fresh report from Fichajes is now claiming that Real Madrid’s neighbours and arch-rivals, Atletico Madrid, are also considering signing Bale on a Bosman deal in the summer transfer window.

With Luis Suarez’s contract running out, Diego Simeone’s men need reinforcements in attack and they are open to taking a gamble on the 32-year-old Welsh international.

Los Rojiblancos are aware that it is a risky proposition, but if things click, the former Tottenham Hotspur superstar, whose market value currently is just €3 million, could prove to be a shrewd addition to the ranks, even if it is for a short term.

It will be interesting to see if there is any truth to these claims and whether Bale would be willing to make the switch from Real Madrid to their bitter rivals come the end of the 2021/22 campaign.

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Ancelotti talks Courtois, Militao, Bellingham, VAR controversies ahead of Las Palmas vs Real Madrid



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Coming off a highly controversial game against Almeria, Real Madrid will now travel to Gran Canaria to take on Las Palmas tomorrow as part of the early kick-off.

Carlo Ancelotti spoke about the clash tomorrow, starting off by confirming his goalkeeper for tomorrow, “Lunin will start tomorrow.”

He also added that Madrid were looking to get back to their usual level after back-to-back poor performances, one of which included elimination against Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey round of 16.

“We are motivated to return to our best level after 2 bad games.”

The Italian gaffer also commented on the biggest football story in the world today, which was Jurgen Klopp announcing his decision to leave Liverpool at the end of the season.

“It’s quite surprising, I understand. Working for a long time with the same club and players lowers your motivation a bit. He’s doing a fantastic job at Liverpool.”

And of course, Ancelotti also spoke about the leaked VAR audiovisual, some of which are highly controversial for all parties involved. Barcelona coach and players have also commented on the same, in light of the Negreira case.

“They have talked a lot. Everyone knows what has happened in the last 20 years in Spanish football. The Civil Guard is carrying out an investigations. That is the real problem of Spanish football.”

Luckily for the manager and fans, all injured players — minus the ACL trio of David Alaba, Eder Militao, and Thibaut Courtois — are available. Jude Bellingham is suspended, however.

“Everyone is available now after the recent period of injuries.”

“Making up for Bellingham’s absence tomorrow? Brahim and Joselu are available options. They were able to show themselves after I relied on them as substitutes,” he added.

And as far as Militao and Courtois are concerned, both of whom tore their ACL early in the season, Ancelotti suggested that they could make their return before the season ends.

“Courtois and Militão both have the option to play this season. The recovery process is going very well, they are training on an individual level. It is February and these types of injuries last 6-8 months, so I think they will recover before the end of the season.”

Source: Mundo Deportivo

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