Wales summons Bale, who has not played since June 24

Giggs includes him in the 26 call-up for the Nations League games against Finland and Bulgaria as Madrid look, without much hope, for his exit.


As expected, Ryan Giggs, Wales coach, has called up Gareth Bale for the matches that the national team will play against Finland and Bulgaria, corresponding to the Nations League.

The Madrid player is on the list of 26 cited for the clashes, which will be played on September 3 in Finland and on September 6 in Cardiff. Both matches will be played behind closed doors. They will be Wales' first games after a ten-month hiatus in national team football due to the coronavius pandemic.

Bale has not played a game since last June 24, when he played 71 minutes in Madrid's victory (2-0) against Mallorca. In fact, since the return of football, he only played that game and 29 minutes of the first after the return from the competition, against Eibar. After the duel against Mallorca, Zidane decided not to play him in the last seven league games and not in the Champions League game against Manchester City. In the last two commitments, he was not even summoned, at his own request.

The Welshman's season has been a disaster. He has played 20 games and of them, only five complete ones, in which he scored three goals. Now the club is looking for a way out for him, but it will be complicated by the lack of offers, because the player feels comfortable living in Madrid despite not playing and because his high record (29 million euros gross) is not available to almost anyone club. The player arrived at Madrid in 2013 and was renewed in 2016 until 2022.

In November of last year, Bale posed, after Wales' qualification for the European Championship, behind a flag held by his team mates that read “Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order ”, a clear mockery of the white club. The banner later led to a chant sung by the Welsh fans.

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