Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui has suggested that Gareth Bale would be staying put for the upcoming campaign after indicating that the Welshman is ‘very happy’ at the Bernabeu. Bale’s future came under question shortly after his Champions League heroics versus Liverpool where he admitted his frustration over the reduced gametime.
Over the past couple of summer transfer windows, Bale has been tipped for a potential return to the Premier League but that does not appear like happening this summer with the Welshman seeming content with the gametime assurance. As such, the European champions are sufficiently covered despite the departure of Ronaldo but they could be tempted to make one big-money signing before the transfer deadline.
As per reports, the Champions League holders could make a potential club-record move to sign Eden Hazard from Chelsea but they are unlikely to get the Belgian on the cheap with the Blues placing a £170m price tag on his head. In this case, they may consider delaying the move for another summerwhere the Belgian could enter the final year of his Stamford Bridge contract.