Gareth Bale will not be involved as new champions Real Madrid face Leganes in their final LaLiga match of the season on Sunday.
The Wales international, who has been a peripheral figure in Real’s title run-in, has not been included in the 22-man squad for the game released by the club.
Bale was an unused substitute as Real secured the crown with a 2-1 win over Villarreal on Thursday and has started just one game since the season resumed last month following the coronavirus stoppage.
Gareth Bale has been left out of Real Madrid’s final LaLiga squad of the season against Leganes
Bale has become a peripheral figure in Real’s title run-in with a shaky relationship with Zidane
The forward’s omission is likely to fuel further speculation over his future at the Bernabeu after he was pictured only on the fringes of the title-winning celebrations this week.
The Welshman could be seen almost sarcastically faintly celebrating and was pictured with his arms crossed whilst his team-mates threw manager Zinedine Zidane – a figure he has not gone on with well – up in the air.
Bale, who turned 31 on Thursday, appeared to make light of being out of coach Zinedine Zidane’s plans by pretending to be asleep while on the bench for a game against Alaves earlier this month.
Bale outraged fans as he pretended to take a nap whilst on the bench of a league match
He has also been joking around during training sessions, as he has posed for several photos whilst pretending to take a golf swing – in reference to his previous ‘Wales. Golf. Madrid’ fiasco that had outraged the Madrid faithful.
Bale, who is contracted until 2022, has won the Champions League four times since joining Real from Tottenham in an £85.3million deal seven years ago.
He was almost out of the door last summer in a move to the Chinese Super League, however, Los Blancos pulled out of the deal in the final moments.
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