Gareth Bale has broken his silence over his future and says he will still be at Real Madrid next season.
Speculation has surrounded the forward for the past few weeks with the Welshman coming under fire from fans and the media in the Spanish capital. Some reports have suggested the 25-year-old is keen on a move back to the Premier League, with Manchester United and Chelsea ready to pounce.
But the forward, who scored the winning goal in the Copa del Rey final last season, as well as the crucial second goal in the Champions League final, took to social media to clarify his position – he wants to stay in Spain.
Bale admitted the 2014-15 campaign hadn’t ended as the players had hoped, but they will work hard over the summer and come back stronger ready to fight for the major honours.
“Not the end of the season we had hoped for, we always want to win trophies,” he wrote. And he added: “Will be working hard in the off season and looking forward to coming back next season stronger with Real Madrid. #HalaMadrid.”
Real ended their campaign with a 7-3 win over Getafe at the weekend, and on Monday the club announced boss Carlo Ancelotti had been fired.