- Luka Modric believes it is time for Gareth Bale to decide his future at Real Madrid
- The Wales international's relationship with Zidane and the club have gone sour
- Modric and Bale were teammates back at Tottenham before making a reunion in Spain
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Luka Modric has weighed in Gareth Bale's saga with Real Madrid as the midfielder urged his long time teammate to make a decision on his future at the Bernabeu.
The Welshman has been involved in a subject of speculation this summer after coming out to say Los Blancos made things difficult for him to leave the club last summer.
Two Premier League sides Tottenham and Man United have been linked to the 31-year-old who left Spurs seven years back.
But his massive £600,000-a-week wages is keeping clubs away and the former Southampton man still has two years left in his lucrative deal.
Modric who played alongside Bale at Tottenham has finally given his own opinion regarding the saga between the player and club.
“For almost 12 years we are playing together and it’s a difficult situation for him and for the club.
“Gareth needs to know what he wants to do. He is a grown man and needs to decide what is best for him.
“Does he feel happy here or does he want to try something else? But, for me, Gareth is still a great player and still has a lot to offer in football.
"It just depends on him, if he has enough hunger or desire to keep going. I think he has but whether his situation finishes here or continues, he can still be an important player,” Modric told The Times.
Bale was allowed to play only 100 minutes of football after the three-month break by Zinedine Zidane as their relationship have gone sour.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Gareth Bale returned to Real Madrid with a knee injury after representing Wales in the Nations League and reports claim the Spanish giants want to kick him out.
The 31-year-old played in the Dragons 1-0 win over Finland and Bulgaria respectively after he was limited to just 100 minutes of action by Zinedine Zidane since the lockdown.
Bale played 45 minutes away at Finland and featured in the entire duration against Bulgaria at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff three days later.
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