Real Madrid was expecting Gareth Bale to step up amid Cristiano Ronaldo's departure to Juventus, but so far, the Welshman has failed to live up to the hype and Florentino Perez' expectations.
That's why Los Blancos are seriously considering moving on from the former Tottenham Hotspur, as they prepare to make a huge splash in the summer.
So, according to Marca, Real Madrid sees Bale as their more "movable" asset, and they know they could get a lot of money in return as they look to finance a huge overhaul following this failed season.
The injury-prone winger has shown glimpses of greatness since signing a record-breaking deal back in 2013 and has been a steady contributor in Real Madrid's European success, but he's been nowhere near the superstar Florentino Perez hoped he'd be.
Vinicius JR and Lucas Vasquez have already outplayed Bale and Santiago Solari hasn't hesitated to send the Welshman to the bench, while his introvert personality has also raised serious concern about his lack of adjustment to Spain and his lifestyle.
Also, with clubs like Chelsea and Manchester United keen on landing the winger, Real Madrid won't hesitate to help him pack his bags if that could help them land a superstar of the likes of Eden Hazard, Neymar Jr or Christian Eriksen.