Agent rubbishes rumours about Gareth Bale’s future

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Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett has this morning in an interview with talkSPORT moved to dismiss the rumours of Gareth Bale hanging up his boots after this summer, describing the report as ‘rubbish’.

ABC Deportes claimed that Gareth Bale could call time on his footballing career after his involvement with Wales at the Euros comes to an end.

The report claims that the player was discussing his future with his family and was considering negotiating with Real Madrid to receive a pay-off and terminate his current deal.

It was said that Bale wants to dedicate himself to playing golf and even harbours ambitions of competing professionally in the sport.

A further report by Spanish news outlet Diario AS, had also claimed that Bale is planning to retire from professional football when his contract with Real Madrid runs out in 12 months.

The 31-year-old admitted after netting a brace in the 4-2 win over Leicester that he had already made a decision regarding his future plans but insisted that it would cause chaos if he revealed what it was.

The Evening Standard’s Dan Kilpatrick has said that Tottenham do not have an option to extend the loan deal and would have to hammer out a new agreement with Real Madrid if they hope to get Bale back for next season.

Kilpatrick added that Daniel Levy remains keen on bringing the forward back to the club and would leave the decision down to the new manager.

However, according to AS, Bale is planning on seeing out the final year of his contract back in the Spanish capital.

It was reported that the forward has told his friends that wants to see out the 12 months left on his deal at the Santiago Bernabeu before retiring from the game.

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I would not be surprised if Bale is indeed planning on early retirement. He is having to manage his body carefully to avoid injuries and it is evident that he does not feel he has anything left to prove in the game.

Jonathan Barnett also admitted a couple of months ago that the 31-year-old was coming to the end of his career, which suggests that Bale may have discussed retirement with his agent.

Even if he is planning to call time on his career in 12 months time, one would still think he would prefer to spend the season at Spurs rather than watching on from the sidelines at Real Madrid.

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