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Gareth Bale’s agent speaks out on Welsh star’s future amid Man Utd loan rumours

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale will not leave on loan this summer according to his agent Jonathan Barnett.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, Barnett categorically denied a loan move could be an option for Bale, who hasn’t enjoyed a successful season at the Bernabeu.

Barnett said: “A loan move is not going to happen,” 

“I don’t think he wants to go out on loan. He’s got a lovely life and home in Spain. I think it would take something exceptional for him to leave and loans are not on the menu.”

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Bale, 29, has been isolated at Madrid since the return of boss Zinedine Zidane and was even denied a substitute appearance in the club’s final league game of last season, a 2-0 home defeat to Real Betis.

This has sparked transfer rumours about the Welshman yet again this summer, and Barnett admitted his situation in Madrid ‘has not improved’.

The Sun reported yesterday that Bale could be used by Los Blancos as a makeweight in a deal to sign Paul Pogba from the Red Devils, although United would also demand a huge fee to consider letting the World Cup winner leave Old Trafford.

At 29, Bale would have only been a short-term solution on loan, and United should look to more youthful alternatives if they are to add the attacking options they have including Bale’s countryman Daniel James who was brought in earlier this summer.

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