It is not a disgrace, but every summer there are hundreds of examples like this. A project, a new coach, or one who no longer trusts a certain player.Why is he disgraceful? Madrid gave him that contract, he didn't force them to. He's doing nothing illegal. If he's a disgrace, then every club that insists on a player fulfilling his contract is, too.
Don't understand why Madrid should've the moral highground on this one. I've little sympathy for Bale because I never liked him as a player but he's got every right to behave how he does. If he violated his contract, Real would've fire him at the first opportunity.
Either he stays or his agent finds him a new team. I am not 100% sure about China because it was also said that his family did not want to go.
This situation is reached because Barnett was asked to bring in offers, and they didn't bother to try anything all summer.
It is not a case of a new coach who comes to your house and wants to kick you out. They have known each other from the beginning, when he was indisputable to now, when he no longer sees him as part of the group.
Another example is Mariano, who at 27 has already made it clear that he will not leave if he is not paid more.
He does not care if he has to stay four years in the bench.
He signed and the club has to honor the contract but...