What are Gareth Bale’s (32) plans for the future?
That’s for sure: In November, the Welshman will start with his national team at the World Cup in Qatar. The small country qualified for a World Cup for the first time in 64 years with a 1-0 victory over Ukraine.
But: For which club will Bale play from the summer? His contract with Real Madrid expires on June 30th. The striker is then without a club.
At a national team press conference, Bale was asked about his future.
Trouble finding a new club should Bale not have, according to the attacker himself. When asked if he had any offers on the table, the Welshman said with a smile: “I’ve got a lot!”
Now he is happy about the successful World Cup qualification. “It’s the best result in the history of Welsh football,” said Bale. “I’m just happy that we’re going to a world championship. It means everything, it’s what dreams are made of. I’m speechless. I am so happy. We did it for these amazing fans.”
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at Real Madrid Bale, who came from Tottenham Hotspur for 101 million euros in 2013, had already said goodbye.
In a long tweet, the Welshman said goodbye to the club with which he won 19 titles, for which he scored 106 goals in 258 games – and where he ended up causing an incredible amount of theatre. Once he broke off the warm-up when he was not substituted on, once he pretended to be sleeping on the bench, provoking the club and fans.
Bale’s farewell post was forgiving, however, and he thanked all teammates, employees and fans. He writes: “I arrived here nine years ago as a young man to fulfill my dream of playing for Real Madrid. Wearing that pristine white jersey, with the crown on your chest, playing at the Santiago Bernabéu to win trophies, especially the Champions League.“