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Bale: “My plan is to go back to Real Madrid”

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Real Madrid will have to get to work if they want to get rid of Bale’s contract.

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Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale, currently spending the 2020-2021 season on a loan deal with Tottenham, talked about his future during a press conference with the Welsh national team. Bale’s contract with Real Madrid expires in the summer of 2022 and it seems that the Welshman wants to return to the Spanish capital.

“I came to Spurs to play football, but into the Euros I wanted to be match fit. The plan was only to do a season at Spurs, then after the Euros, I’ll still have a year left at Madrid. My plan is to go back to Real Madrid,” said the attacker.

That plan is not what Madrid have in mind. Los Blancos want to get rid of his contract and found a way to do just that when Tottenham accepted the loan deal. However, if Bale just isn’t willing to accept a lower salary elsewhere, Real Madrid will find themselves in a problematic situation once Bale returns to the team this next summer.

Bale had a reason to leave Madrid and join Tottenham as he wanted to play consistently in order to be a factor in the upcoming 2021 Eurocup. Without that in mind, he will have every right to let his contract expire, which is a big financial problem for Madrid considering that the club will reportedly be trying to sign a big player in the next transfer window.