Real Madrid star Bale will likely move to Premier League, agent says
Real Madrid striker Gareth Bale will leave the club at the end of the season, with a Premier League return most likely for the Wales international, agent Jonathan Barnett has claimed.
The veteran striker, who spent last season in the English top flight on loan with former club Tottenham, has featured just five times for Los Blancos in La Liga this season as Carlo Ancelotti’s side have recovered the league title rivals Atletico Madrid.
After spending much of the past three years on the fringes of the Santiago Bernabeu, it ends the Welshman’s stay in the Spanish capital – but a final decision on his future will only be made after he takes part in the Qatar 2022 World Cup this summer. playoffs with his country.
What has been said about Bale’s future?
“He’s going to leave Real Madrid, but we have to wait for what Wales will be able to do. [in their Qatar 2022 qualifiers]”, Barnett was quoted by Record.
“It all depends on whether Wales qualify for the World Cup, then we will make a decision, which may vary whether or not Wales go to the World Cup.
“Is it more likely to return to England? I think so, but we’ll have to wait and see if Wales qualify for the World Cup.”
Where could Bale go after Madrid?
The striker’s exit from Los Blancos caps a frustrating few years, punctuated by a brief stint in north London, where he burst onto the big European stage as a young star signed from Southampton.
It’s hard to look past Tottenham as a logical return vantage point for the player – and although his return to the club last season was far from a smash hit, it could well offer some firepower crucial extra to Spurs as they look to break their silverware. Drought.
The Saints could be another potential cry, for the romance of a return to where it all began, when a host of other clubs are likely to continue his services, even at 32 and with a perilous injury record – but any decision may well be shaped by whether he can guide Wales to the World Cup, the only major tournament to elude him in his career.