Zinedine Zidane praises Gareth Bale after Real Madrid goal against Arsenal but still wants rid of the Welshman

first_imgGareth Bale remains a fringe figure at Real Madrid (Picture: AMA/Getty Images)Zinedine Zidane had some kind words for Gareth Bale after the Welshman scored for Real Madrid against Arsenal on Tuesday night, but insists his future still remains elsewhere.Bale came on to score in a 2-2 draw with the Gunners in Maryland, before Real won the match on penalties.Zidane was impressed with the winger’s commitment and his display in the pre-season friendly, but it has done little to convince him that he should retain his services.The Real boss has made it very clear that he wants to sell the former Spurs man this summer, and he is sticking to his guns.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘He put in a good performance and I’m pleased for him,’ said Zidane. ‘Nothing has changed, you know the situation.‘He played today, he wanted to and he did a good job.‘He wanted to be with us today; he trained normally and played the match. I make the decisions and he played one half.‘We’ll have to see what happens. He’s still here with us at this stage.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityBale scored in the 56th minute for Real after coming on for Eden Hazard at half-time, halving his side’s deficit after Arsenal took a 2-0 lead through Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Marco Asensio levelled things up taking the match to penalties where Bale missed his spot-kick but Real won 3-2 after misses from Granit Xhaka, Nacho Monreal and Robbie Burton.Asensio went off injured in the second half, with a seemingly serious knee ligament injury, which could see him miss the entirety of the coming season.However, Zidane confirmed that the fitness problem would not change his opinion on Bale: ‘We are all touched by Marco’s injury and we are all hoping it is not as serious as it looks, but it has nothing to do with Bale’s position.’Bale’s agent, Jonathan Barnett, who labelled Zidane a ‘disgrace’ insists his client could still have a future in Madrid and will not be pushed out of the club.‘There will be no makeshift deals to get him out of the club,’ Bale’s agent Barnett told Sky Sports. ‘Gareth is one of the best players on the planet. I can guarantee you he will not be going on loan to any club.’Gareth is a Real Madrid player and for now he’s staying as a Real Madrid player ‘If something comes along that suits us, then things could change and he could be gone in a day or a week. ‘Or he could still be a Real player in three years when his contract ends.’MORE: Lille respond to Manchester United offer for Liverpool transfer target Nicolas PepeMORE: Jurgen Klopp speaks out on Liverpool transfer plans amid Nicolas Pepe and Philippe Coutinho links Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 24 Jul 2019 8:00 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Comment Zinedine Zidane praises Gareth Bale after Real Madrid goal against Arsenal but still wants rid of the Welshmancenter_img Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Sydneysiders being advised by their agents to invest their money in the Gold Coast

first_img1153/1 Lennie Ave, Main BeachMcGrath Surfers Paradise agent Craig Caughlan said the price differential was encouraging large numbers of Sydney and Melbourne investors to buy on the Coast, with four out of ten sales on the Gold Coast from interstate buyers. “About 80 per cent of interstate investors are buying units while homes are usually more popular for interstate buyers coming to settle down here,” Mr Caughlan said.“Sydney is getting to a point where buyers are having to go further and further out to the western suburbs.“Prices range from $1.5 million to $10 million anywhere close to the city but on the Gold Coast their cheapest is our most expensive and they find better value for their money here.” More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago15/64 Penkivil Street, Bondi.But on the Gold Coast buyers can nab a beachfront unit off the plan at Palm Beach’s latest development, The Jefferson, for a mere $525,000. Real Estate — 1153/1 Lennie Ave, Main BeachA REMARKABLE three for the price of one deal has Sydney buyers piling into the Gold Coast real estate market.Southern agents are advising investors their money is better spent on the Coast, where the average price for a unit in Surfers Paradise is $370,000 compared $1.041 million at Bondi — almost three times the price. The courtyard of a two bedroom Sydney unit.Mr Caughlan said while Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise were the main targets for interstate investors, Hollywell, Labrador and Main Beach were becoming hot spots.“The vacancy rates are about two per cent, tenants want to rent closer to the water and transport so these units are always popular,” he said. “The biggest driver for interstate buyers is the return they make.” 60 The Jefferson at Palm Beach is located on the beachfrontProminent Sydney agent John McGrath, of McGrath Real Estate, who is on the Gold Cost to host the 20th annual Australasian Real Estate Conference, is among those advising clients to look north.“I am still sending them north, I think this is still the place to be,’’ Mr McGrath said.“I think the value for money is compelling — you can still buy properties here in some instances for a third or a quarter of the equivalent in Sydney.“In Sydney now we are selling for $800,000 or $900,000 one-bedroom units and I look at that and I think well, you can buy one for a third of the price of that on the Gold Coast in an equally beautiful location, or you could buy a house on a canal for a similar money.’’A glimpse at properties on the market at realestate.com.au proves Mr McGrath’s point.In the middle of Sydney a luxury apartment at 18/155 Macquarie St comes with an eye-watering price tag of $4.7 million to $4.8 million. The 214 sqm apartment comes with three bedrooms adorned with crystal louvres. Further north, a two-bedroom, one-bathroom unit at 7/134-138 Ocean St, Narrabeen is on offer for $1.1 million to $1.2 million. 3277 Surfers Paradise blvd, Surfers Paradise.For the same price as a small unit in Sydney, buyers can live in luxury on the Coast in a stunning unit at 1153/1 Lennie Ave, Main Beach on the market for $1.225 million. 60 The Jefferson, Palm Beach.In the heart of Surfers Paradise, a two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit at 3277 Surfers Paradise Blvd is also on the market for $489,000. 7/134-138 Ocean Street, Narrabeen.Head down to Bondi and a dozen blocks from the beach is a stylish unit at 15/64 Penkivil St with “ocean glimpses” will set you back $1.475 million. A Bondi apartment will set you back millions.Harcourts Coastal agent Tolemy Stevens said, in the past 12 months, almost 80 per cent of luxury property sales along the beachfront have been sold to Sydney or Melbourne buyers.“These buyers tend to be very astute and already own a substantial home or multiple investments within their own state and now believe it’s time to look outside of their booming markets for better value and the next best option is the Gold Coast,” Mr Stevens said. “With the Commonwealth Games on the horizon and plenty of cranes in the sky, these buyers are aware that the Coast market is really hot.“They have a focus on absolute beachfront locations from Main Beach to Coolangatta as a safe bet over the next three to five years.”Mr Stevens said the appetite for luxury beachfront properties is currently at an highest and that demand is currently outweighing the supply.last_img read more

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