Former Tottenham star Gareth Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett has admitted that the Welsh superstar isn’t particularly enjoying playing for Real Madrid, but he has insisted that he could stay at the club for the foreseeable future.
Bale has been linked with a return to Spurs, with Bleacher Report claiming a couple of weeks ago that new Spurs boss Jose Mourinho has already spoken to Daniel Levy about the possibility of re-signing the Welshman.
The 30-year-old came close to moving to Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning in the summer before Real chiefs pulled the plug on a move (talkSPORT).
However, Barnett claimed that the Welsh star is completely committed to giving his all for the team despite not being too pleased to still be at Madrid.
Speaking to BBC’s Euro Leagues Podcast, Barnett said, “He’s not ecstatic. He has got a contract and as long as he is a Real Madrid player he will play at 100 per cent – and do very well.
“He wants to win the Championship and the European Championship and everything else. It will not affect his performance.
“The facts and figures prove if he is on the field for Real Madrid they have a better chance of winning.
“No one has ever accused him of not giving 100 per cent and a 100 per cent Gareth Bale is one of the best players in the world. The coach should be happy and honoured he is on the pitch for him.”
While he admitted that Bale was open to a move away, he revealed that the player himself had never asked to leave the club.
Barnett added, “There’s no guarantee he is leaving. If the right opportunity came along for him and it’s something he wants to do we have to have a chat with the president of Real Madrid and see where we are.
“He has never asked to leave.”
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Reading between the lines, it sounds very much like while Bale isn’t happy at Madrid, he has no intention of giving up on his bumper contract with the Spanish giants. That is why any move to Spurs will be extremely unlikely unless the Welsh international agrees to take a massive wage cut.
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