Gareth Bale has given an unexpected update on his Real Madrid future ahead of this week’s international fixtures.
The Wales international is on loan at Tottenham for the season, although he has confirmed that he intends to return to Madrid at the end of the season.
Bale has stated that he moved to Spurs on a loan deal in order to improve his match fitness ahead of the European Championships this summer, where he is expected to shine for his country.
He has said, however, that the loan deal with the North London club is only temporary and that there are no plans to make it permanent.
The subject of Real Madrid news these days is on the club’s long-term ambitions, and this will come as a shock to many observers.
Bale’s relationship with Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane was said to be broken last summer, and his position in Madrid had become untenable – and he seems to have little future at the club.
According to Wales Online, Gareth Bale told reporters, “It’s [future] no distraction for me coming into the Euros.”
“Obviously, I wanted to play football first and foremost when I came to Spurs this year, but I also wanted to be match ready heading into the Euros.
“The initial intention was for me to play for Spurs for a season and then return to Real Madrid for another year after the Euros.
“To be honest, my dream is to go back and that’s as far as I’ve planned.”
During his time at Real Madrid, the 31-year-old helped the club win four Champions League titles and two La Liga titles before moving to Spurs on a loan deal in the summer transfer window.