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Chris Coleman: 'Gareth Bale will be devastated by injury setback'

14 November 2017

The injury disclosed Friday is Bale's 19th since joining Real Madrid four years ago from Tottenham Hotspur and he could be sidelined for anywhere from 10 to 30 days. And, in El Clasico, his problems returned again keeping him out for another eight matches.

It is understood Wales will receive a greater participation fee if their top players make the 12,000-mile round trip to the southern Chinese city of Nanning.

The Wales manager was talking on the eve of their friendly with Panama, which Bale will miss because of another injury setback.

"To compound it for Bale, the player who has taken his place in the past year is Isco, who has arguably been Real Madrid's best player over that year".

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"I don't see anything else but Real being patient with him for the time being". It's bad luck, bad news, and he'll be gutted.

And according to the Mirror's John Richardson, the Spanish champions are willing to offload the winger for £85m - the amount it cost them to buy him in 2013 - at the end of the 2017/18 campaign. Vallejo put in an imperious performance alongside Sergio Ramos, mopping up play at the back and denying Las Palmas at every opportunity.

However, the Welshman moved from left back to the left of midfield, and that sparked a stunning run, smashing 49 goals in his last three seasons for Spurs in his final season at White Hart Lane.

"Robben has had his injury issues at Bayern, but nowhere near as severe as the issues he had at Real Madrid". Instead of hitting his peak, he is going backwards and that's solely down to his injury problems.

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Bale in action for Real Madrid in the Champions League.

PSG have no intention of selling their star signing any time soon, but that won't stop the Real president testing the waters by offering Gareth Bale and Toni Kroos as part of a players-plus-cash deal worth up to €400m to bring the Brazilian to the Santiago Bernabéu.

"Gareth himself is just fully focused on getting fit". Emery has also reportedly fallen out with new striker Neymar, meaning there may be little he can do to save his job.

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Chris Coleman: 'Gareth Bale will be devastated by injury setback'