Bale trolls Real, exit looming?

International

Gareth Bale may have hit the final nail in the coffin of his Real Madrid career, after unveiling an offensive banner that trolled the 13-time European champions.

Bale, 30, has endured a tumultuous relationship with the Spanish giants and the club's supporters in recent times and was set to leave the club for China in the off-season.

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And prior to the international break in which the forward helped his nation qualify for Euro 2020, he was slammed in Spanish media for a 'miraculous' injury recovery - having not featured for Real over several weeks.

During the clash against Hungary on Tuesday evening, the home supporters chanted 'Wales. Golf. Madrid', with Bale then parading a banner with the chant after the game.

The incident has not gone down well in Spanish media, but the former Tottenham superstar is clearly unbothered by the paper talk, if his pre-match comments are anything to go by.

"I've heard some stories but I don't really take notice," Bale said, as quoted by BBC Football. "I find it hilarious to be honest, especially some of the pictures and stuff my friends send me.

"On one, it said 'triple bogey' and I've never had a triple bogey! At least give me an albatross! It's funny.

"Maybe to them [the Spanish media] it doesn't look great but it's just a kind of coincidence that the national team comes around this week and I've returned to full training.

"If I'm fit, no matter where I am, I'm going to try to play, whether it be for Wales or Madrid. For me it was a no-brainer: if I'm fit to play then I'll give it my all."

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