Gareth Bale will not be sold by Real Madrid says agent
By Paul Vinnell
Last Updated: 24/02/16 12:17pm
Gareth Bale's agent has rejected reports in Spain that the forward will be sold by Real Madrid this summer.
The reports suggest the Real hierarchy is becoming increasingly fed up with Bale's injury problems.
He is currently out of action with a calf problem - he has missed their last six games and looks set to be ruled out this weekend's derby with Atletico - and Madrid-based paper AS says the club is considering selling the 26-year-old in the summer.
But his agent Jonathan Barnett told The Mirror: "It's a completely rubbish story made by an irresponsible and totally ill-informed journalist."
Bale has suffered from a succession of injuries since his world record £85m move from Tottenham in 2013.
This season has been his most injury-hit yet, with the forward playing just in 44 per cent of Real's action. Since his arrival he has played 63 per cent of the total minutes Real have played.
AS claims Real fear that he is becoming the 'new Arjen Robben'. The Dutch winger suffered a series of injuries during his spell at the Bernabeu.