Decisions on future ‘are in Real Madrid’s hands’, says Gareth Bale

September 3, 2020
By: Daniel Orme

Gareth Bale has said that his future is in the hands of current side Real Madrid.

The Welshman, who joined Los Blancos for a then world record fee in 2013, is currently out of favour under Zinedine Zidane at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The four-time UEFA Champions League winner looked set to leave the club last season, with an offer to move to China in the offing. However, Real blocked the move, with Bale suggesting that any future transfer away before the expiry of his contract would be down to the club.

Talking to Sky Sports ahead of Wales’ UEFA Nations League fixture with Bulgaria, the 31-year-old said: “We’ll see what happens, we have plenty of time in this transfer window and a couple of others as well. Time will tell but mainly I think the reason is that the decision is in Real Madrid’s hands.

“I tried to leave last year but they blocked everything at the last second. It was a project I was excited for but it didn’t materialise.

“There have been other instances where we have tried to go but the club won’t allow it or they’ve done something. It’s down to the club.

“I want to play football, I am still motivated to play football, so I guess it’s on the club. They are in control of everything. I have a contract, all I can do is carry on what I am doing and hopefully something comes up.

“I am only 31 still but I feel I am in great shape still and feel like I have a lot to give. We will see what happens. It’s in the club’s hands but they make things very difficult to be honest.”

Former club Tottenham Hotspur are the current favourites to make a move for Bale this summer. Jose Mourinho’s men can be backed at a price of 9/5 with Betfair to be the winger’s employers after the summer transfer window.

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