Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale faces a big fight for his long-term future at the club after he was left out of the squad for a second successive league game.
The Welsh international star won’t feature for Real Madrid when they travel to the Basque region to take on Real Sociedad in their penultimate Spanish La Liga match of the season.
Gareth Bale is a long-term transfer target of Premier League giants Manchester United and he had earlier been dropped from the Real Madrid squad for the 3-2 home league win over Villarreal in the last game.
His last match in the colours of Real Madrid came during the disappointing 1-0 defeat at the hands of hosts Rayo Vallecano just before the Villarreal clash at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
Gareth Bale has had an eventful season at Real Madrid which includes boos from his fans for his performances in this campaign.
He has been made the scapegoat for the poor outings from Real Madrid on numerous occasions this season.
Real Madrid have had a terrible campaign by their usual lofty standards and Zinedine Zidane has been saddled with the responsibility of getting back to the top.
Recent reports claimed that Chelsea forward Eden Hazard is being lined up as the direct replacement for Bale at the club by Zidane.