Renowned Spanish football journalist Guillem Balague has said Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale is "fed up and angry," and wants to leave the Spanish club.

According to Balague's statement, Bale is angered by the treatment he has received from Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane, despite showing good form since the start of the 2019-20 season.

Earlier this year, Zidane went to the extent of saying," We hope he leaves soon", a comment that understandably pinched the footballer and his agent, who then called Zidane a disgrace for not showing respect for a player who has done so much for Real Madrid.

Before the start of this season, Bale was set to leave Real Madrid for the Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning on a three-year contract. However, the La Liga leaders canceled the deal because they wanted a transfer fee.

After the Chinese deal failed, Bale had pulled off from the pre-season match in Munich, citing he was not in the right state of mind to play. However, after his return to Real this season, he already scored twice in seven matches as Real climbed to the top of the La Liga points table.

Despite the good show the forward has put so far, Zidane left him out of the squad for last week's Champions League game against Club Bruges.

"Gareth Bale is fed up. He can do this no longer. At a time when he began to stand out, knowing that as he plays matches his fitness would be sharpened, he suddenly had to watch the game against Bruges in the stands. Nobody knows why," Balague said.

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Gareth Bale is contracted to Real Madrid until the summer of 2022. In this picture, Gareth Bale of Real Madrid reacts during La Liga match between S.D. Eibar and Real Madrid at Ipurua Municipal Stadium on March 10, 2018, in Eibar, Spain. Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images

"He is angry, confused. When Zidane returned to the club, he decided he did not want Bale, without anyone having offered a clear reasoning," the author and football pundit said. "Bale was told that Zidane, with whom he has a professional relationship, had made an unequivocal decision and was preparing for his departure. His agent, Jonathan Barnett, set out to find him a few alternative options, but Bale preferred - ahead of any other possibility - to remain at the club."

Balague went on to say that the thing troubling Bale is that he does not understand why the doors were opened, and then the club did not let him go.

"Madrid agreed not to charge a transfer fee to the Chinese side Jiangsu Suning, but ultimately they backed down because they believed that another Chinese team was willing to pay a large amount for James Rodriguez, a rumor that ended up being false," the Spaniard revealed further.

Bale has scored over 100 goals for Los Blancos and has won four Champions Leagues, one La Liga title, a Copa del Rey, three Uefa Super Cups and Club World Cups with the Spanish club. According to Balague, Bale, who joined Real Madrid in 2013, for the very first time, wants to leave the club as he thinks "it is not fair what is being done with him."