Gareth Bale to stay at Real Madrid despite Manchester United and Newcastle United interest


Gareth Bale will not be returning to the Premier League, according to his agent Jonathan Barnett.

The Wales star has continuously been linked with a move back to England after leaving for Real Madrid in the summer of 2013.

Bale has enjoyed a successful career in Spain so far, but speculation has continued to mount over a fractious relationship with head coach Zinedine Zidane.

That has led both Manchester United and Newcastle United to be linked with a move for the 30-year-old as the topic of his future surfaces once again this summer.

Bale has two years remaining on his lucrative deal at the Santiago Bernabeu, and addressing his future, the forward's agent says that he can't foresee a time when the Welshman will leave Madrid.

Speaking on BBC Radio Four's Today programme, Barnett said: "He has a very nice lifestyle.

"I don't see why he doesn't see his career out at Madrid probably.

"As I've always said, he's quite happy in Madrid.

"It's his life that he wants to lead. Financially, he will want for nothing the rest of his life, and his children and grandchildren.

"He's won nearly everything in the world, except the World Cup, but unfortunately he plays for Wales so some things are beyond him.

"So he's won everything else, to come back and play [in the Premier League] would be unbelievable - a big thing.

"I don't think he wants to do that at the moment. He's quite happy to play it at Real Madrid."

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

As much as we'd love to see Gareth Bale come back to the Premier League, I just can't see it happening.

As well as his advancing years, Bale is on one of the most lucrative contracts in world football and that means that it will be incredibly difficult for anyone to offer him a deal that could tempt him away.

As far as the Premier League is concerned, it's better to get used to the idea that he won't be coming back and look back fondly on the fine memories that he gave us during his time with Tottenham Hotspur.

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