Gareth Bale is not in Real Madrid’s plans for the future, that’s for certain. The Welshman talked to The Hat Trick Podcast and shared some thoughts about his future and a potential move to United States’ Major League Soccer.
“I like the MLS. It’s a league that is growing a lot recently and it keeps growing and improving. The players, the facilities, the stadiums...Many players want to go to America right now and it’s definitely something I could be interested in. I love to be in Los Angeles during the summer, I play golf many times there,” said Bale when asked about the the league.
Bale was set to leave Real Madrid to join the Chinese Superleague last summer but ended up staying in Madrid, where he has not been a relevant player during the 2019-2020 season. While it seems that he would be happy to stay until the end of his big contract, it’s also safe to assume that no player likes to stay on the bench.
He also discussed two particular goals. The one in the 2014 Copa del Rey Final against Barcelona and his bicycle kick against Liverpool.
“The win in the Final against Barcelona gave us confidence for what was ahead of us. I remember Cristiano was injured and I played with Benzema upfront, trying to enjoy the game, which was a special one against Barcelona. About the one in Kyev, I just remember the ball coming to me, you just react to that trajectory and see the ball hitting the back of the net and the fans go quiet for a moment. It’s a great memory, I didn’t have much time to think about it. Marcelo knew that we would try to score if he crossed, we all celebrated a lot,” remembers the winger.
Bale is under contract until 2022 and it will be interesting to see if he finally accepts to part ways with the club now that coach Zidane has proved once again that he will not be a starter, even more so after Marco Asensio comes back from his injury.