Southampton fans thinking the unthinkable about Gareth Bale

Southampton fans on Twitter are thinking the unthinkable after Gareth Bale’s representatives said, via Sky Sports’ Kaveh Solhekol, that “there could be a surprise this summer” with a summer exit away from Real Madrid looking likely.

The Welshman of course started off his career with the south coast outfit, before earning a move to Tottenham Hotspur where he quickly showed his world-class abilities.

While he has been a key player at times for Real Madrid in recent seasons – none more so than against Liverpool in the 2018 Champions League final – it appears as though he will leave the Bernabeu in the near future with manager Zinedine Zidane reportedly saying he is no longer wanted.

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And comments from the 30-year-old’s agent Jonathan Barnett have suggested that a “surprise” could be on the cards in terms of his next club, which caught the attention of Saints supporters on the popular social media platform.

One pointed to the fact that it has only been a few months since he picked his first Southampton shirt as one of two he’d save in a fire, while another pointed to the fact that he could afford to have a year plying his trade at St Mary’s.

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His wages are certainly one of the biggest hurdles here, with The Telegraph saying he earns £600,000-a-week at Real currently.

Unthinkable as it is, many Saints fans don’t appear to have completely ruled out the chances of a move happening this summer.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…

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