Gareth Bale will not be swapping Madrid for Manchester.
On Tuesday the Welsh wizard ruled out a move from Real Madrid to Manchester United when speaking to Spanish radio station Cadena SER, as a long-rumored switch back to the Premier League has begun to gather steam in recent months with Real linked to United goalkeeper David de Gea.
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Reports suggested Bale could be exchanged for De Gea, but former Tottenham Hotspur star has no intentions of leaving the Spanish capital.
“I can’t see myself at Manchester United,” Bale said. “I am enjoying myself and we are winning trophies. I want to continue doing this at Real Madrid.”
So, that’s the end of the speculation then. Right?
Bale, 25, has been booed by some sections of Real’s fans for shooting instead of passing to Cristiano Ronaldo earlier this season. And despite scoring 36 goals (which included crucial strikes in the finals of UEFA Champions League and the Copa del Rey last season) and adding 26 assists in his 72 matches for Real, some still question whether or not the world’s most expensive player ($132 million) is lighting up the Santiago Bernabeu.
With Ronaldo around, plus the world-class talents of James Rodriguez and Karem Benzema to compete with for a starting spot up top, it is hard to be the main man for Real. Bale will continue to strive to be the go-to guy for Rebut with Ronaldo ruling the roost for the foreseeable future, it will be interesting to see if that ever happens.
One thing we do know: Bale is staying at Real Madrid.