Gareth Bale dropped from Real Madrid's squad for Man City's Champions League clash

Gareth Bale dropped from Real Madrid's squad for Man City's Champions League clash

- Gareth Bale may have been told he is no longer needed at Real Madrid

- The 31-year-old was excluded from Los Blancos 24-man team for Man City UCL clash

- Bale has only made 20 appearances scoring three times and assisting two goals in the process

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Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has further confirmed he has no need for Gareth Bale in his team after dropping the Welshman from the 24-man squad for Manchester City clash.

Los Blancos travel to the Etihad Stadium with the aim to redeem themselves and progress to Champions League quarterfinal stage despite losing 2-1 in the first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu.

This should not come as a surprise to the 31-year-old who has scored just three goals and two assists in 20 appearances across competitions for the La Liga champions.

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James Rodriguez was not also included in the team and reports claim neither of the two stars was said to be injured.

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Instead, Zidane game former Man City youngster Brahim Diaz the nod after making just ten appearances so far this campaign.

Gareth Bale dropped from Real Madrid's squad for Man City's Champions League clash
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Inspirational captain Sergio Ramos will miss out of the game due to suspension but he will still join the trip to England and Zidane has called up Real B defender Javi Hernandez in his stead.

SunSport, however, believes that Bale's exclusion from the team might end his miserable relationship with the club and finally leave them this summer.

He was close to making history last year, but his move to Chinese Super League side, which could see him earn staggering $1 million-a-week or more was botched by Real president.

Despite struggling with injury at some point last term, Bale was on the spotlight towards the end of the campaign after being spotted sleeping on the bench while his team was playing.

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But, the forward's representative Jonathan Barnett insists his client is happy in Spain and emphasised that it was Zidane's decision to exile the winger. earlier reported that Gareth Bale was spotted on Real Madrid bench taking a nap during the 2-0 win over Alaves in La Liga encounter.

Zinedine Zidane's side maintained their four-point gap over their rivals following the hard-earned victory at the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium.

Real were without three of their key defenders including Sergio Ramos and Dani Carvajal who were both suspended for the tie.

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