Former Real Madrid president Calderon has urged the club to consider sending Bale out on loan
Real Madrid should loan out Gareth Bale, says the club's former president Ramon Calderon.
The 29-year-old has been out of favour at Los Blancos since Zinedine Zidane returned to the Bernabeu in March, and the LaLiga giants are reportedly eager to get the Wales international off their wage bill.
However, Calderon believes a loan deal will help Bale rediscover his form.
"His situation here is very difficult," Calderon told Sky Sports. "It is clear Zidane has discarded him in his mind.
"He showed that last season by not having him in the starting line-up. It is very disappointing for a player like him.
"Also the problem is the transfer fee. Real Madrid want to get a lot of money for him, but I find that difficult.
"Maybe the best thing for everyone would be a loan. The player could recover his confidence on the field and Real Madrid could see his value rise.
"He wasn't successful here for many reasons - injuries, also the handicap of the money. When he came we paid more than we did for Cristiano [Ronaldo].
"People thought he should be better than Cristiano but that is very difficult."