Former the world’s most expensive footballer Gareth Bale could play for Cardiff City in the second English league after leaving Real Madrid. The captain of the Welsh national team would have the opportunity to prepare in peace for the World Cup, where Wales fought its way through after 64 years, while hiring in his hometown.
Now the 32-year-old Bale moved to Real from Tottehnam in 2013 for the then record 100 million euros. With the Madrid club, he won the Champions League five times and the Spanish league three times. His contract in Real will expire at the end of June. Bale’s representatives confirmed contact with Cardiff, but said they were negotiating with other clubs.
According to the BBC, Bale’s involvement in the 18th team of the second league table would make sense towards the autumn World Cup. Cardiff City has a joint training ground with the National Football Association, so the Star Wing would be supervised by national physicians and physiotherapists. In addition, in a lower competition team, Bale could have a freer match program than one of the elite Premier League teams.
In Real, Bale earned £ 600,000 a week, which, according to the BBC, is more than the weekly salary of all the players in the first Cardiff team combined.