Gareth Bale could be made to play at left back if he remains at Real Madrid and no suitable offer arrives for him this summer. 

The Welshman has become a scapegoat at the Bernabeu for a poor campaign despite being Real's second top scorer with 14 goals. 

And according to AS, if Bale stays at Real on his £350,000-per-week salary, Zinedine Zidane could move him to defence. 

Zidane and Bale are understood to have a strained relationship and the Frenchman wants to bring in reinforcements this summer. 

Potential additions could push the 29-year-old down the pecking order and force him to compete with Marcelo for a role on the left side of defence. 

Bale started out his career at left back at Southampton before being deployed effectively as a winger to take advantage of his attacking prowess with Tottenham.