By Adam Shergold for MailOnline
Published: 14:54 GMT, 22 January 2020 | Updated: 15:09 GMT, 22 January 2020
Gareth Bale's agent has described the prospect of the Welshman leaving Real Madrid on loan this month as 'ridiculous' and insisted he will see out his Bernabeu contract.
Bale has made 14 appearances for Real during another injury-affected season and is far from assured of his place in Zinedine Zidane's side.
But Jonathan Barnett emphatically dismissed speculation that Bale could spend the remainder of the season out on loan or move away from Madrid permanently.
Gareth Bale will not be leaving Real Madrid on loan this month, according to his agent
Jonathan Barnett said the prospect of Bale heading out on loan was 'ridiculous'
He told Sky Sports News: 'At the moment he will be playing football this evening for Real Madrid and he has another two-and-a-half years of his contract and he is fine.
'He will be there and everything will be fine.
'He is one of the best players on Earth, why would one of the best players on Earth go somewhere on loan? That is ridiculous.
'Loans are ridiculous and