Fans 'won't force Gareth Bale out' of Real Madrid, vows agent

Frankly they should be ashamed of themselves, ” the agent told Sky Sports News.

Barnett said: "Gareth deserves the greatest of respect". They can sit deeper and punch Ajax on the counter-attack, using the pace of Gareth Bale (if the fans haven't booed him out the stadium first) to capitalise on their adventuring visitors.

Fellow Madrid daily AS wrote: "Madrid give up" on their front page, and also spoke of it being the end of an era for numerous club's players who appear to be beyond their best, such as Sergio Ramos, Gareth Bale, Toni Kroos and Marcelo. "Those fans should be kissing his feet".

Bale, 29, has won the Champions League four times with Real Madrid after joining for a club record 100 million Euros ($113 million) fee in 2013.

But Barnett rubbished such reports and insists Bale is intending to stay beyond the summer and not look for a move away.

Yet the player's agent is no doubt that the blame lies with the Real Madrid fans.

Florentino Perez placed huge belief in the players already in the Spanish capital to pick up the slack after Ronaldo left for Turin, he had hoped that Marco Asensio, Gareth Bale and Lucas Vazquez would be able to produce in a way the aforementioned Ajax duo have. "He isn't going anywhere this summer".

"It's impossible to forget what he has done for this club and the work he has put in to give us so much success, he knows this will return again soon with lots of work".

Ferdinand said on talkSPORT: "Sancho or Bale?" It's happened to me in the past. It seems that people forget everything very easily and you can't forget what he's done, even if he's not in his best in form at the minute.