Bale’s agent labels Real Madrid boss Zidane ‘a disgrace’

Date published: Sunday 21st July 2019 11:28

Gareth Bale’s agent has labeled Zinedine Zidane and his lack of respect for the Real Madrid forward as a “disgrace”.

Zidane confirmed the Wales international was left out of Real’s matchday squad to face Bayern Munich in the International Champions Cup in Houston on Saturday night because “the club is working on his departure”.

The Frenchman also said he hopes a deal for Bale can be struck soon “for everyone’s sake”.

Zidane, whose side were beaten 3-1 by Bayern, said in quotes reported on his club’s official website: “He wasn’t included in the squad because the club is working on his departure and that’s why he didn’t play.

“We’ll have to see what happens in the coming days. We’ll have to see if it goes through tomorrow, if it does then all the better. Let’s hope, for everyone’s sake, that it happens soon. The club is dealing with the club that he’ll move to.”

And those comments led to Bale’s agent, Jonathan Barnett, to criticise Zidane for the lack of respect shown to the Welshman.

“Zidane is a disgrace, he shows no respect for a player that has done so much for Real Madrid,” Barnett told AFP.

When asked whether Bale’s exit from Real was close, Barnett replied: “We are working on it”.


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