Real Madrid Ready to Accept £22m for Bale

first_imgGareth Bale But reports in Spain now suggest that Real would be prepared to let him go should an offer of £22m be made for the 31-year-old.According to Mundo Deportivo, Real Madrid Manager, Zinedine Zidane, doesn’t want Bale at the club but the board will only let him leave for a fee.Zidane is meeting with Bale this week to decide what the next steps will be.The sale of James Rodriguez to Everton for £20m earlier this week has already helped cut Real’s annual wage bill down from £312m and Bale’s departure would reduce it further.The biggest sticking point for any side wanting to sign Bale is his weekly salary, which is put at £600,000 a week.Manchester United are one side who could afford that but their interest in Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho is still active.Tottenham have also been credited with a strong interest in their former player but money would be an issue.Bale did try to leave for the Chinese Super League before the start of last season but that move was blocked by Real.The Wales international told Sky Sports last week that the La Liga giants haven’t made it easy for him to find a new club.He said: “I tried to leave last year and they blocked everything at the last second. It was a project I was excited for but it didn’t materialise.“There have been other instances where we have tried to go but the club won’t allow it or they have done something.“So I guess it is for the club (to answer about what will happen). What can I say? I want to play football. I am still motivated to play football so I guess it is on the club really. I can’t do anything, they are in control of everything“I have a contract so all I can do is carry on what I am doing an hopefully something comes up.“It is in the club’s hands and they have made things very difficult to be honest,” concludes Bale.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Real Madrid are ready to let Gareth Bale leave for a cut-price fee of £22million as they continue to try and free up their hefty wage bill.Bale is reportedly desperate to leave the Spanish champions but the club are reluctant to pay off the remaining two years of his contract worth £30.2m.Bale claimed recently that Real were making it ‘very difficult’ for him to leave the club.last_img read more

5 keys for Syracuse to beat Central Michigan on Saturday

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (2-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) would be halfway to bowl eligibility with a win over Central Michigan (1-1) on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. Last year, the Orange took down the Chippewas 40-3 on the road.Follow along with all of The Daily Orange’s coverage of SU-CMU here and keep up with @DOSports on Twitter.1. Eric Dungey’s efficiencyThrough two games, Dungey is the seventh-most efficient quarterback in Division I. The freshman has yet to throw an interception and has completed 60 percent of his passes. With offensive coordinator Tim Lester putting him in spots to succeed, Dungey could continue to strive against a mid-major opponent.2. Brisly Estime’s explosivenessAdvertisementThis is placeholder textEstime has only touched the ball nine times this season, yet he has scored two of SU’s most important touchdowns. His ability to break big plays out of nowhere is his best attribute, something the Orange couldn’t rely on in 2014 when he missed most of the season to injury. But now Estime is back and he’s proven it.3. Setting the tempo on groundCentral Michigan has struggled so far on the ground, depending a lot on an improved quarterback Cooper Rush. While the Chippewas competed with Oklahoma State into the second half, eventually the Cowboys pulled away. Had CMU been able to establish a consistent rhythm on the ground, the result might have been different. Central Michigan averages just 103 rush yards per game compared to 231 for SU.4. Defending three-, four- and five-receiver setsOne of the biggest changes that first-year head coach John Bonamego has made this year is the increase in wide receivers that CMU has used. So far, it has diversified the Chippewas’ offense and added unpredictability.In two games, Syracuse’s defense has made at least three interceptions against multi-receiver sets. Corey Winfield’s pick-six against Rhode Island was against a four-receiver set. When facing Wake Forest, Parris Bennett’s interception was against a similar four-receiver set with pressure only coming from a few blitzers. Later, Wake Forest used three receivers and a tight end to run routes on the play Donnie Simmons made his interception.5. Rushing RushCentral Michigan has three sophomores on its offensive line and while the other two are seniors, there will be opportunities for Syracuse to exploit inexperience. Last year, the Orange sacked Rush five times in a dominant performance in which SU only allowed three points. In Week 1, against another Power-Five conference opponent, Rush was sacked four times. If Syracuse can disrupt Central Michigan’s passing game, SU should have a favorable chance to win. Comments Published on September 18, 2015 at 11:16 am Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschwedslast_img read more