Gareth Bale said that he would like to see out the remainder of his career at Real Madrid after signing a new contract with the Spanish giants until 2022.
The Real Madrid forward signed a new deal on Monday which ties him to the club until 2022 and admitted that he would be open to finishing career with the La Liga club, meaning that he may never play in the Premier League again.
When asked about whether he would be open to staying at Madrid for the rest of his career, Bale said: “Yeah, for sure. The reason I signed here for so long is because I’m very happy here.
“I feel more comfortable every year that I’m here as well. I’m improving my Spanish, my family’s more settled. I fully intend to see out my contract here. Obviously in the future, I don’t know when I’m going to retire, but I’m very happy here at the moment and for the next six years I’m not looking past that really”.
The Welshman has been linked with a move to Manchester United in recent transfer windows, but Bale says he hasn’t been aware of any interest.
“I couldn’t tell you if anyone’s been interested. Since I’ve been here I’ve been fully concentrated on playing for Real Madrid. I’m very happy here which shows why I’ve signed another six-year deal and we never really speak about these things. If [United] have [shown an interest] they have, I don’t know about it. The main thing for me is to concentrate on my football and everything else is dealt with behind the scenes”.