Gareth Bale has dropped the biggest hint yet that he will stay at Real Madrid this summer after pledging his future to the club on social media.
The Wales international has been in poor form for Los Blancos this season and has become something of a scapegoat amongst the local media.
With the Bernabeu regularly subjecting Bale to a torrent of booing, it has been speculated that the 25-year-old is ready to give up on his Spanish dream and return to the Premier League.
Florentino Perez would demand every penny on the £86m he paid Tottenham to sign Bale in 2013 and Manchester United seemed ready to pay such a fee.
Louis van Gaal and Ed Woodward are ready to spend big in the summer transfer window and were being linked with an incredible €120m (£85m) offer.
However, it seems Bale has already made a decision on his future and has told his 6.76m followers on Twitter that he expects to be helping Real Madrid back to the top of Spanish football next season.
He said, both in Spanish and English: "Not the end of the season we had hoped for, we always want to win trophies! (1/2)."
Followed by: "Will be working hard in the off season and looking forward to coming back next season stronger with @realmadrid #HalaMadrid (2/2)."
Out of Bale's hands
Despite what Bale wants to do, he could find that he is sent down a similar path to that of Mesut Ozil and Angel di Maria.
Both players were told that they were surplus to requirements at Real Madrid and ended up leaving for Arsenal and Manchester United respectively.
With a new manager set to replace Carlo Ancelotti in the coming days, Bale could find himself being forced out of the club.
Old Trafford bound?
If such a situation was to occur then Manchester United are surely the only club rich enough to spend such a huge sum on Bale.
It was a similar situation to that of Di Maria, who seemed to have no choice but to move become a Red Devil after Paris Saint-Germain pulled out.
However, a move to Old Trafford would be much more appealing to Bale than it was to Di Maria, who has struggled to adapt to the English game this season.
Bale made his name in the Premier League and would certainly find it easier to rekindle his best form if he was to make a move.
Is Gareth Bale right to try and stay at Real Madrid or should he be preparing to leave this summer?
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