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19 September, Thursday

'Impossible' for Bale to stay at Real - ex-president Calderon

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Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon says it is "impossible," for Gareth Bale to remain at the Bernabeu.

Bale was an unused substitute as Madrid signed off a dismal campaign with a home loss to Real Betis and he did not acknowledge the home fans as he left.

Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane said he "did not know," whether Bale had played his final game for the club.

"Zidane is not keen on him; it is a relationship that will come to an end," Calderon told BBC Sport Wales

The Frenchman, re-appointed Madrid boss in March, offered no assurances to their former world record signing after the disappointing defeat to Betis.

"I'm sorry he didn't get to play, but no-one knows what will happen," he said.

"If I think a player doesn't fit in the team, I have to do what I think works best.

"No-one can change what Bale has done for the team, but as a coach I have to live in the present."

Asked about the future of Bale and keeper Keylor Navas, who has also been linked with a move away, he added: "I don't know if it's the last game for them or not. I don't know what's going to happen."

Calderon believes Bale's time at Madrid will come to an end this summer after six-years following his record £85 million switch from Tottenham as his relationship with Zidane is so poor.

"It seems it was his last game for Real Madrid," said Calderon.


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