Gareth Bale Shows Off New Real Madrid Strip – But Where’s Ronaldo?


Real Madrid stars modeled the club’s new strip for the 2017/18 season in pics and a video on Instagram – but there’s no sign of Ronaldo!

Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Marcelo, Lucas Vazquez, Toni Kroos and even manager Zinedine Zidane all appear in the short promo video, but No 7 is missing.

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At least, he’s wearing the new look in this FIFA 18 video:

The absence has already triggered speculation that Ronaldo may be considering a move back to Manchester United in the wake of accusations that he owes $16.5m (£13m) in back taxes to the Spanish government. There’s also gossip that he’s planning a sensational move to the MLS.

After one of his best seasons ever in (the old) Real Madrid shirt, the Balon D’Or winner is currently in Russia with the Portugal squad as they look to win the Confederations Cup in their first-ever appearance.