Spurs legend Gareth Bale talks about his future this summer – Laughs off those Getafe links

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Speaking to reporters ahead of Wales’ Nations League clash with Belgium on Saturday, Gareth Bale ruled out Getafe as a candidate for his next club. 

Since Bale’s six-year contract at La Liga champions Real Madrid expired on the 30th of June (TransferMarkt), the 32-year-old’s future has been a hot topic.

Despite scoring 106 goals and providing 67 assists in 258 games for Los Blancos (TransferMarkt), Bale has been consigned mostly to the bench at the Santiago Bernabeu this season.

Some reports initially suggested that Bale could return to Tottenham for a third spell (El Nacional), while his agent confirmed a move to British football was likely (Record via Eurosport).

However, Alasdair Gold and The Telegraph have both claimed Tottenham are unlikely to re-sign the Welsh wizard this summer.

Getafe’s club president strangely came out and revealed he had been offered Bale by the winger’s agent this week (Onda Cero), only for this to be rubbished by Gareth’s representatives (Fabrizio Romano).

When probed about where his future lies, Bale said (Evening Standard): “A club [where] I’m going to play regular football.
“When I get back into playing regular football my body will get a bit more robust – rather than in and out [of the team]. It’s very difficult to get a rhythm in terms of your fitness, your health.

“Any player will tell you that playing week in, week out: your body becomes more robust, you get used to it and fitter. So [I] just need to play games and then good to go.

“Hopefully I can enjoy my holiday and then decide where I want to be and what I want to do, to try and be playing games to be as fit as I can for the World Cup.”

“I’m not going to Getafe, that’s for sure.”

Spurs Web Opinion
Without sounding too nostalgic, I would jump at the chance of taking Bale back for another year. He has proven recently with Wales that he is capable of moments of sheer brilliance and with Spurs potentially playing more games next season, he would be a really dangerous option.
Plus, with Antonio Conte’s infamously gruelling fitness regime, Bale would be at peak physicality for Wales’ world cup endeavours in November.

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