Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale surprised reporters and fans alike last week, when he said that his plan was “to go back to Real Madrid” next summer. “I came to Spurs to play football. I’ll still have a year left at Madrid. My plan is to go back to Real Madrid,” said the attacker last week.
Now, Bale has clarified those comments, explaining that he has one year left on his deal with Real Madrid and that he will discuss his future with his agent once his current loan with Tottenham expires.
“Obviously, going into next season, legally my contract says I have to go back to Real Madrid, which is what I stated, which I don’t think is being disrespectful to anybody. That’s legally what I have to do. Real Madrid are I guess my parent club and as far as I agreed I was on Tottenham on loan until the end of the season and I go back. That’s the plan so far,” he said.
Knowing that Real Madrid will almost surely want to part ways with him, Bale knows that he will likely have to consider different options in the summer.
“I think the plan is to go back and then whether then I sit down with my agent is something we’ll do in the summer. So for me in the summer at the moment I don’t need to worry about anything else apart from his season and regarding next season, after the Euros and my summer holiday, we’ll sit down and we’ll go through something then and hopefully we’ll come up with a solution,” he concluded.
Finding a new club for Bale won’t be easy, given that he will not want to give up his current salary and that no club will be willing to give him that kind of contract, so Real Madrid will certainly have to pay at least a part of his salary.