Real Madrid transfer news: Gareth Bale tipped to leave Bernabeu due to ‘lack of commitment’

Gareth Bale has been tipped to leave Real Madrid this summer by former president Ramon Calderon over a ”lack of commitment.”   

The Welsh forward has reportedly failed to integrate himself fully into the Spanish culture and his performances have underwhelmed. 

Bale was part of the Madrid side embarrassed at home to Ajax on Tuesday, seeing their three-year reign in the Champions League come to an end. 

“It’s true that he wasn’t the leader people expected here after Cristiano (Ronaldo’s) departure,” Calderon told Sky Sports News.

“He showed a lack of commitment. People are not happy – they saw how he shrugged off his team-mates when they went to celebrate a goal with him last La Liga match and also (his) injuries.

“It’s a pity. I don’t see him here next season unfortunately.”

Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett has leapt to the defence of his client, describing the treatment received from fans as a “disgrace,” comments Calderon believes are “very inappropriate.”

Gareth Bale looks dejected (REUTERS)

“I think he doesn’t know that the fans that go to the Bernabeu are very respectful, but also are very demanding and mainly with two things,” Calderon said. “The main one, lack of commitment, is what they have seen in Gareth Bale.

“He’s left the stadium during a few matches before those matches had finished. That behaviour with the team-mates, also that he doesn’t speak the language, are some facts which give the fans the idea that he’s not really committed with the club.

“That’s something the fans are condemning and that’s why he’s the one to blame for that, at least that’s what the fans think.”

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