Gareth Bale could follow Cristiano Ronaldo out of the Real Madrid exit door, as his agent has told ESPN that the player still wants showdown talks with new manager, Julen Lopetegui.
It was rumoured that Bale scrapped plans to meet with club chiefs because of Ronaldo’s move to Juventus and Lopetegui replacing Zinedine Zidane.
AS claimed a planned meeting between his agent Jonathan Barnett and the club’s hierarchy had been cancelled, but ESPN has been told that the report is “wrong” and that a meeting will still take place.
Barnett said that his client will “speak to the [new] coach [Lopetegui] and we will go from there.”
Bale faces competition from Isco, who knows Lopetegui well from his time with Spain’s national team, while Lucas Vazquez and Marco Asensio were also named in La Roja’s squad for this summer’s World Cup.
Bale is under contract at the Bernabeu until the end of the 2021/2022 season.