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Gareth Bale Set To Stay At Real Madrid Amid Marco Asensio's Injury

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Following a tough couple of months for Gareth Bale, it looks like things are finally starting to go his way, as he's poised to state at Santiago Bernabeu for - at least - 6 more months now.

Bale was allegedly pretty close from completing a very lucrative move to Chinese club Jiangsu Suning on a deal that would make him one of the highest-paid players ever, but with Marco Asensio reportedly set to miss the entire campaign, Zinedine Zidane has reconsidered his stance over the Welshman, according to the BBC:

Zidane had deemed his transfer as a fact and claimed that the sooner it'd be done, the better it'd be for everybody involved, while Bale's agent considered the way his client was treated as a disgrace.

The Cardiff Express' was linked with a move back to the English Premier League for Chelsea, Manchester United, and Tottenham, with Internazionale, and Bayern Munchen also reportedly interested in working on a deal to get him.

However, Los Blancos were reluctant to lessen their financial expectations, and he also refused to take a lesser salary just to work on his way out of Santiago Bernabeu.

The winger was the team's main scapegoat for most of the season after struggling to find the bottom of the nets on one of Real Madrid's most embarrassing campaigns ever.

Bale was supposed to take a step forward as Cristiano Ronaldo's replacement after the Portuguese superstar completed his move to Italian giants Juventus.

However, his proneness to get hurt, inconsistency and alleged lack of willingness to adapt to the Spanish culture ended up taking a toll on his ability to impact the game.

Real Madrid have been far from great to start this pre-season, suffering a humiliating 3-7 defeat vs. Atletico de Madrid, with Bale featuring for Zidane's team. Now, he'll fight for his minutes with Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo, Eden Hazard, Karim Benzema, and Luka Jovic.