Real Madrid: 3 takeaways from Gareth Bale’s Euro 2020

Gareth Bale (Photo by Marcio Machado/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images)
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Gareth Bale is more likely to stay at Real Madrid than not

Finally, we come to the discussions about Gareth Bale’s future and transfer value, which is to say that he has no real transfer value and did not increase his value by any significant margin during the Euros.

While Bale likely turned a few heads with his performance against Turkey, evaluators at other clubs will focus more on what he did against superior competition – nothing. Bale failed to force the issue against the majority of teams he faced.

As I said at the beginning, Bale can be effective in the right role, but that role is not worth 30 million euros per year. Bale was always up against it from a transfer value perspective, because it is extremely difficult to be worth that kind of money. That’s top 10 player in the world kind of money, whereas Bale is playing at the level of a high-end squad rotation player, which would, ideally, be his role next season if he were to stay at Real Madrid.

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Barring a shock retirement, which appears to be a touchy subject for the Welshman, Bale is going to return to Real Madrid. This Euro performance affirms that Bale isn’t going anywhere, even if a few teams in Europe would theoretically benefit from him when looking at things from a pure footballing perspective.