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WATCH: Bale throws Real Madrid future into doubt

2018-05-28 09:10

Cape Town - Gareth Bale will hold talks with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez after sending the ultimate "come and get me plea" at the weekend.

Bale inspired Real to a 3-1 victory over Liverpool in the Champions League final on Saturday by coming off the bench to score twice, the first a stunning bicycle kick that will go down as one of the tournament's greatest ever goals.

But the 28-year-old said after the match he will consider his options this summer because of a lack of playing time under coach Zinedine Zidane.

"I need to be playing week-in, week-out and that hasn't happened this season for one reason or another," Bale said after the game.

Bale has not given up hope of mending his relationship with Zidane and his first choice is still to stay at Real, but only if he is offered firm assurances regarding a more prominent role next season.

Zidane started Bale in only one of Real's seven Champions League knock-out games and the pair were barely even on speaking terms during a particularly tense period in April.

Manchester United, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Tottenham have all been credited with an interest, although a return to north London is understood to be unlikely due to the expected finances involved.

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