A report from Diario Gol paints a picture of a conspiracy against Bale. It is said there are concerns that Bale, who at €100m remains the most expensive player in Bernabeu history, unbalances the team and that things are better suited for Isco to step in.
An apparent rivalry between Cristiano Ronaldo and Bale has never been too far away from gossipy headlines over the last four years, making it rather unsurprising that the Portuguese superstar is one of the alleged 'conspirators.'
Club captain Sergio Ramos is another named as wanting Bale on the bench, while Portuguese speaking contingent Marcelo, Pepe, Fabio Coentrao and Casemiro are said to have aligned themselves with Ronaldo and Ramos.
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