Gareth Bale: Never say never to Premier League return

Gareth Bale: Never say never to Premier League return


Gareth Bale says he would not rule out the chance to move back to the Premier League one day but insists he is happy at Real Madrid.

The Welshman joined Real in 2013 and enjoyed a spectacular first season in the Spanish capital, netting goals in the Copa del Rey and Champions League finals. But he found his second year tougher and was subject of some fierce abuse from fans and the media at times.

It prompted speculation that the 26-year-old would seek a return to the Premier League, with Manchester United seen at the most likely destination.

But since Rafa Benitez has been in charge, Bale has played in a more central role, something he says he enjoys. And he added that he has no plans to return anytime soon as he wants to win more trophies with Los Blancos.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, Bale commented: “My plan when I first started playing football was to try to reach the pinnacle – and Real Madrid is the pinnacle. Now I’m here, I want to win trophies and titles, and just do the best I can for my career.”

He added: “I will never say never when it comes to going back to the Premier League, because you don’t know what the future holds. But I am enjoying my time here. I am very happy.

“I had conversations with Rafa in the summer and I am delighted about where I am going to be playing this season. I like the role behind the striker and feel that’s my position. I can drift into areas, find the space and, when I get the ball, I can attack. It’s my best position – and I think this year is going to be a great season.”