Gareth Bale has ended all speculations surrounding his future by confirming he will not leave Real Madrid.
The Wales international joined the 10-times European champions from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2013 for a world record transfer fee. He won the Champions League and Copa del Rey in his debut season as he found the back of the net in these two finals.
However, things have not gone according to the plan for the 25-year-old in his second season at the Spanish capital club. Bale has been heavily criticised for his performance throughout the last campaign and has been made a scapegoat during the majority of the defeats.
That had seen him being linked with a move to Manchester United in the summer transfer window. The Old Trafford club wanted to sign him before he joined Real. However, he snubbed a chance to join the Premier League giants.
Louis van Gaal’s side are weighing up a bid of €120m to bring the superstar forward back to the Premier League. Bale wants to continue with his current employers as he has no desire to leave Real.
“Of course, yes, I’m a Real Madrid player and I’ll carry on as normal. I am enjoying it and hopefully I can continue to. I feel settled. I’m looking forward now to playing and winning more trophies,” Bale told the Sun.
“My goal is to keep improving, performing and to win as many titles as I can.”
Meanwhile, Bale has vowed to improve after Real failed to win silverware in the recently concluded season.
“Playing for Real Madrid is a learning curve for me. I’m still getting used to being at such a big club,” the former Spurs star said.
“It has been a great experience in good or bad times… Personally I have enjoyed it. I feel in part I have played well. Maybe I haven’t scored as many as I would have liked. It’s something for me to work on in the off season to get my finishing a bit better.
“The reason I came here was to get a different style of play under my belt and learn different things which I feel I have done and am doing.
“I still have my best years ahead of me – touch wood with injuries. I am looking forward to the future and to see what I can achieve.”