The 29-year-old was expected to step up and become the club's talisman this season, following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus in the summer. Bale though has struggled to live upto expectations, with the club's supporters jeering him during their last two games at the Bernabeu.
The problem that the club management face is that, they would ideally want to recoup the money spent on him, coupled with his high salary, would make him very expensive for a club, a figure which very few could expect to match.
Madrid are also reportedly exploring the option of sending him on loan with an option to buy at the end of the season, if they do not get any bidders for the 29-year-old in the transfer market. Despite his struggles this season, there is no doubt that Bale is one of the top footballers currently present as seen by his record for the Los Blancos.
The Welshman has scored 102 goals and registered 63 assists in 229 games for the club and has contributed immensely to their success in the recent past, especially on the European stage.