Gareth Bale was details away from leaving Real Madrid to join Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning. However, “details away” does not mean completed by any means, and this move is the perfect example of that.
According to a report from Sky Sports News, Bale’s camp was in talks with Jiangsu so the Wales international could move to China on a deal that would make him the richest football player in the world thanks to a £1M-per-week wage. But that deal has fallen through, and now Bale is not going to join the Chinese side before the league’s transfer window closes next Wednesday.
That does not mean Bale won’t leave Real Madrid this summer, though. Manager Zinedine Zidane has given several hints of the former Tottenham star leaving sooner than later, but he only thing that’s clear is that he won’t be moving to China. The reasons for this are unknown, though.
This could represent a huge boost for other European sides interested in Bale. Manchester United have always been linked with a move for the Welsh, while Tottenham have also been mentioned as a potential destination. Where will the star winger land? That’s something everybody wants to know before the transfer window closes next month.