Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane, has been tagged "a disgrace" by Gareth Bale's agent over comments he made about the forward.
Zidane had confirmed in a presser that the winger is "very close to leaving" the club after he left him out of the International Champions Cup game with Bayern Munich on Saturday.
The Welshman is one of the players expected to leave the Bernabeu, as the capital club looks to rebuild after a horrendous last season.
"Bale did not play because he is very close to leaving," Zidane told the media after the game.
"We hope he leaves soon, it would be best for everyone. We are working on his transfer to a new team."
Following the post-match comments by the 47-year-old, Jonathan Barnett, who represents the former Spurs man has reacted to the French tactician's blunt assessment of the situation.
"Zidane is a disgrace to speak like that about someone who has done so much for Real," Barnett is quoted to have said on ESPN FC.
"If and when Gareth goes it will be because it is in the best interest of Gareth and nothing to do with Zidane pushing."
He followed up on earlier comments whe he spoke to AS, saying: “If Gareth Bale leaves, it will be because he wants to, not because Zidane or Real Madrid push him out.
"Gareth is still one of the best players in the world, one of the top five players in terms of market value, and his future lies at a big club."