- Gareth Bale has threatened to 'stay and play golf' if Real Madrid refuses to pay him about €51m
- Bale sat on the subs bench as Real Madrid lost 2-0 to Real Betis in their final game of the season
- The Welsman was expected to fill in Cristiano Ronaldo's vacuum during the 2018-19 campaign but he failed to impress
Gareth Bale has reportedly informed his Real Madrid teammates he will opt to "stay and play golf" if Los Blancos chiefs fail to cough out about €51m left on his contract.
The Welshman was an unused substitute as Real Madrid suffered a 2-0 defeat to Real Betis in their last game of the season.
At the blast of the final whistle, Bale headed straight for the tunnel, while other players were booed by Galaticos fans.
Speaking later with 'Radioestadio, via SPORT, Bale further raised doubts over his future at Real Madrid while discussing with his teammates.
"I've got three years left on my contract. If they want me to go, they'll need to pay me €17m per season. If not, I'll stay here. And if I have to play golf, I will,” Bale was quoted as saying moments after the game.
Interestingly, Bale was expected to fill the vacuum created by Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit last summer, but the Welshman struggled for form in one of the worst season as a player.
At the last count, Bale netted only 14 times across all competitions as Real Madrid passed through three managers - Julen Lopetegui, Santiago Solario and now Zidane during 2018-19 campaign.
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The Los Blancos were also sent packing from the Champions League by Ajax and ended their campaign in Spanish topflight 19 points adrift of bitter rivals Barcelona.
In his six years at the Bernabeu, Bale claimed the Champions League four times, one La Liga title alongside a Copa del Rey winners’ medal.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Real Madrid suffered a 2-0 defeat against Real Betis in their last La Liga tie of the season at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Loren Moron broke the deadlock for the visitors in the 61st minute of the clash having played goalless draw in the first half of the season.
And barely 14 minutes after, Jese doubled his side's lead with a superb finish to put the game beyond Los Blancos.
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