Gareth Bale‘s agent met with Atletico Madrid to discuss a move for the Welshman, but Los Rojiblancos turned down the proposal.
Bale has been at Real Madrid since 2013, but that has not stopped him from pursuing a move to Los Blancos‘ city rivals.
As was reported by Cadena COPE, Bale‘s agent, Jonathan Barnett, recently met with Atletico sporting director Andrea Berta.
Los Colchoneros reportedly appreciated the offer but said that the Welshman is not a player they are considering ahead of next season.
Could Bale retire?
There is a very real chance that Bale will retire this summer if Wales do not qualify for the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
Despite a rather torrid time at Real Madrid in recent years, with minimal game time, the player and his family want to stay in the Spanish capital. During his recent loan spell at Tottenham Hotspur, his family remained in Madrid.
Bale, who is 32 years old, finishes his contract at Real Madrid on June 30, 2022.
The Welshman has scored some historic goals for Real Madrid, while he has has won four Champions League trophies, three LaLiga Santander titles, three Supercopas de Espana, one Copa del Rey, three European Super Cups and four Club World Cups with Los Merengues.