WALES captain Gareth Bale will remain at Real Madrid for the final year of his contract, according to reports.
It is believed the Spanish giants will keep the ex-Tottenham star until next summer because they’ve received no offers for the 32-year-old.
Gareth Bale, 32, has won four Champions League titles at Real MadridCredit: Getty
According to Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo, Real haven’t received any offers for Bale this summer and will ‘put up with him’ until 2022.
The Welsh winger hasn’t featured for the LaLiga side in over a year after spending last season on loan at Tottenham.
And Bale is believed to be in returning manager Carlo Ancelotti’s plans due the club’s inability to sell him.
The player was part of Ancelotti’s Real side that won the Champions League in 2014 – and the coach has hinted at using him this coming season.
But Bale is NOT thought to be popular with the Bernabeu faithful due to his reported £650,000-a-week wages.
He is the highest earner in the squad and with Real rumoured to be struggling for cash, the Welshman’s salary is infuriating supporters.
The club are reportedly interested in signing Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe but need to free up the wage bill to afford him.
Real Madrid’s wages for the 2020-21 season
Real may be foolish to discard Bale as the ageing pro has proved his quality in recent months.
He impressed at Euro 2020, helping Wales reach the last 16 and winning Uefa’s Star of the Match award for his stellar performance against Turkey.
And despite struggling for game time at Tottenham last term, he still scored 11 goals in 20 Premier League appearances.
Rumours suggest Bale is considering retiring from club football after his Real contract expires next summer.
It’s believed his ambition is to captain Wales at the World Cup in Qatar, scheduled to take place in November 2022.
Bale reportedly wants to bow out at that tournament, although that will be difficult with Belgium and Czech Republic in their qualification group.
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