That’s the view of Spanish football expert and author Jimmy Burns.
Bale suggested he could leave the club in search of first-team football at the end of last season.
But the departures of Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo saw him stay put and attempt to fill the void up front.
The Welshman has shone at times this season but has often struggled to win over the Real fans, while reports have suggested he has failed to integrate with his team-mates.
Following Zidane’s return to the club there have been suggestions he could seek a move back to the Premier League.
Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham have regularly been linked with a move for the 29-year-old.
And Burns believes he’d be much happier if he were to leave Spain.
The revelation comes amid news that:
“It’s not a happy place for Bale, Real Madrid,” Burns exclusively told Starsport.
“It hasn’t worked out for him, there’s been moments of brilliance.
“He hasn’t connected with the fans, the club think he’s an under-performer.
“He has quite a severe injury record as well.
“I don’t really see him very much as part of the future at Real Madrid.
“He’s been in a difficult place, overshadowed by Cristiano Ronaldo when he was around.
“I don’t think that he’s a priority for Zidane in terms of building up the squad and re-organising it and taking the team into a new era.
“I think he’d probably be happier going back to the Premier League and any of those three clubs, he’d be in a happy place.”