Gareth Bale named in Wales training squad

Ryan Giggs has named 27 players in a training squad ahead of June's Euro 2020 qualifiers, with Real Madrid's Gareth Bale among them.

Wales star Gareth Bale is out of favour at Real Madrid.   -  Getty Images

Gareth Bale has been included in a Wales training squad by Ryan Giggs amid speculation over his Real Madrid future.

Zinedine Zidane left Bale unused on the bench as Madrid ended its La Liga season with a 2-0 home defeat against Real Betis on Sunday. Bale has played a bit-part role since Zidane returned to the club and his time at the Santiago Bernabeu looks to be coming to an end.

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Manchester United has long been linked with a move for Bale, whose agent Jonathan Barnett has said a Premier League return is possible. Before a close-season break, Bale will link up with his international colleagues ahead of Euro 2020 qualifiers versus Croatia and Hungary.


Aaron Ramsey and Ethan Ampadu are unavailable due to injury, while Ben Davies and Ben Woodburn are absent due to their sides — Tottenham and Liverpool — preparing to play the Champions League final on June 1.

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After spending six days at the training camp, Giggs will confirm a squad to face Croatia and Hungary on May 29. Drawn in Group E, Euro 2016 semifinalist Wales made a winning start to its campaign with a home defeat of Slovakia in March.

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