Gareth Bale is 'isolated' at Real Madrid while Chelsea and Manchester United swoop in
Gareth Bale is becoming 'isolated' at Real Madrid because he is struggling to speak fluent Spanish after almost two years in the country.
Bale is yet to master the language and, according to the Daily Mail, his struggles are one of the reasons behind his friction with other members of the Real Madrid dressing room.
Bale continues to take lessons and is determined to make it at the Bernabeu but has failed to make significant progress.
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti is one of a number of people in the dressing room who speak good English, but the squad prefer to communicate in Spanish.
His last major interview with a Spanish radio station had to be conducted in English and translated for the audience.
The 25-year-old was heavily criticised after a terrible performance in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final against Juventus, where he only managed 27 touches and one shot, way off target, in Turin.
Manchester United and Chelsea have both been linked with a move for the winger, but Bale's agent has repeatedly stated that he is not moving away from the club.
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