Real Madrid announced on September 1, 2013, that they had brought Gareth Bale to Tottenham for the world record (100,000,000 euros). The Welsh footballer was 24 at the time and it was estimated that he would be remembered as one of the best players in the world.
Eight years later, Bale decided to say goodbye to active football after the expiration of his contract with the Royal Club, reports the Mirror. He won trophies, scored important goals, but in the last few years, due to injuries and his attitude, successes have fallen into the background.
The banner with the content "Wales, goal, Madrid - in that order" appeared in his hands after the successful completion of the qualifications for the European Championship. It then became clear that he was done with Real Madrid.
However, he did not want to leave the club and give up contracts worth almost 700,000 euros on a weekly basis (692,000). He only agreed to return to Tottenham for a year at the beginning of last season, he obviously had a continental tournament in mind, so he estimated that he could prepare for performances in a Wales jersey After the end of his participation in the European Championship, he returns to Real to work on the last year of his contract.
Madrid would like to get rid of him again, even though Carlo Ancelotti could give him a chance, but they are fully aware at the club that his salary can be spent far better.
However, it is difficult to find someone who is ready to take on so much income, and as things stand, he is not overly interested in changing the environment.
Mirror claims that he wants to complete the contract with Blancos until the end so that in the summer of 2022, he will hang his football boots on a peg. He would say goodbye to his club career, but he would most likely defend the colors of Wales at the World Cup in Qatar if the Dragons reach that.
They currently have three points after the first two rounds of qualifications, and in September they will compete with Belarus and Estonia in the pursuit of their first participation in the World Cup since 1958. So, after two seasons in Southampton, seven in the Tottenham jersey (ending last season) and eight more in Real Madrid (ending next season), Gareth Bale should end his career in a year.
He currently has two Primera titles behind him, one trophy each in the Copa del Rey and the Spanish Super Cup, as well as four trophies in the Champions League, three at the Club World Cup and two won in the European Super Cup (UEFA) - all won as a member of the Madrid Real. He also made 96 appearances for the Wales national team and scored 33 goals.