Gareth Bale was jeered as he replaced Marco Asensio during Real’s 1-0 defeat to Barcelona on Saturday, while he only managed another substitute appearance during their 4-1 humbling at home to Ajax on Tuesday in the Champions League
The Welshman has been subject to many transfer bids from tops clubs across Europe most notably Manchester United, but the question is will Bale stay at Real Madrid and fight for his position.
Recent interviews with Madrid players Marcelo and Thibaut Courtois have resulted in Bale being cast as an outsider within the Madrid dressing room. Marcelo claimed last month that Bale does not speak Spanish, while Courtois said the Welshman did not attend a recent team dinner.
All these signs prove that Bale’s time at the club is gradually ending, but what other players will join the former Spurs player as he leaves the club.
Marcelo: The Brazilian fullback who joined the club in 2007 from Fluminense has enjoyed a wonderful career with 476 appearances for Los Blancos, winning four La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues in 12-and-a-half seasons at the club.
However, Marcelo’s run of starting in every game for the past seasons ended when he was benched in Madrid’s humiliating 4-1 home defeat to Ajax on Tuesday.
The 30-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Juventus in recent months a move, which would see the Brazilian Marcelo play alongside his former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo.
Real Madrid manager Santiago Solari has denied rumors of Marcelo leaving the club saying “Marcelo is our second captain, 100 percent ‘madridista’ and we look for everyone’s best version” but fans are not convinced the Brazilian full back will be playing at the Bernabeu next season.
Keylor Navas: Keylor Navas has been dumped as number one goalkeeper in favour of Thibaut Courtois since the arrival of the Belgian international.
The Costa Rican shot-stopper played a vital role in Madrid’s road to a Champions League three peat after joining the club from Levante in 2014 replacing Iker Casillas as the number one keeper.
At age 32 Navas still has the potential to start at any club, Navas has proven himself for the past 3 seasons, and deserves a fresh start at a new club.
Isco: One big player who has fallen out of favor not just with the manager but the fans is Isco who has struggled for playing time.
Isco is still yet to start a single La Liga game under coach Santiago Solari, who was appointed at the start of November. He was also dropped for the recent Copa del Rey clashes with Barcelona and left out of the squad to face Ajax this week.
The Spanish international has been jeered snd whilstled several times this season during home games after several criticism from fans about Isco’s style of play.
The former Malaga player however is young and can resurrect his career outside the Bernabeu, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham have all been linked to sign the Spaniard.