Bale Worth "As Much As Neymar", Says Agent
Gareth Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett has tried to extinguish the rumour that the Real Madrid striker will be making a move to Manchester United by saying the Wales international is happy at the Bernabeu and that “he’s worth as much as Neymar”.
Bale has been consistently linked with a move to Old Trafford since 2016, with Jose Mourinho freely admitting he would like to take the Welshman into his squad. But Barnett believes that move is highly unlikely due to the fact Bale is so happy in Madrid and has no desire to leave Zinedine Zidane’s side.
“He loves Real Madrid and doesn’t want to leave,” Barnett told Italian newspaper Tuttosport.
“Gareth does not need [Cristiano] Ronaldo to leave Real Madrid, he is already a top star of the club.
“I think he’s worth as much as Neymar.”
Bale missed 14 games with injury at the end of 2017, but has been in impressive form since the turn of the year, scoring five goals and being named Real’s player of the month for January.
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