Real Madrid could have a huge problem with Gareth Bale after the Brexit vote 5 years ago

Real Madrid could have a huge problem with Gareth Bale after the Brexit vote

It's only now becoming clear how much of an effect Brexit could have.

Everything from the price of a pint on holiday to the amount you're shelling out on your mortgage and rent.

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Nothing is immune - not even top flight football.

Real Madrid might be innocent victims of Britain's decision to pull out of the EU.

Reports in Spain claim that Madrid may have a big problem on their hands as Bale would be a non-EU player once Britain leaves, which looks likely to be less than two years away.

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The Spanish Champions League winners' problem is that they're already at the limit of the number of non-EU stars they can have, which stands at three.

Currently they have James Rodriguez, Danilo and Casemiro - but if they wanted to keep Bale, one of this trio would have to make way.

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Hopes were to offer the 26-year-old Welshman, who has already notched three goals at Euro 2016, a new deal until 2023, but now talks are on hold.

Speculation is already starting that long-time Bale admirers Manchester United could move for the Wales star.

Other outlets suggest Rodriguez could be sold - with United and Chelsea again though to be keen on him.

But, as with most things today, nobody really knows what the hell is going on.

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