Bale happy at Real despite Prem and Man Utd links

Date published: Monday 23rd November 2015 7:48

Gareth Bale: Has not begun Real Madrid contract talks

Gareth Bale has expressed his happiness at Real Madrid despite suggestions he could return to the Premier League with Manchester United.

Bale has consistently been linked with a return to the Premier League, with fresh speculation suggesting United are on ‘red alert’ following Madrid’s stunning 4-0 home loss to Barcelona, but the Wales star believes he has plenty still to achieve in the Spanish capital.

“My plan when I first started playing football was to try to reach the pinnacle – and Real Madrid is the pinnacle,” Bale said in an interview with several national newspapers.

“Now I’m here, I want to win trophies and to win titles, and just do the best I can for my career. I will never say never when it comes to going back to the Premier League, because you don’t know what the future holds.

“But I am enjoying my time here. I am very happy.”

Although Bale played mostly on the right during the loss to Barca, he has spent much of the season in the number 10 role and is relishing the increased responsibility.

“I had conversations with Rafa (Benitez) in the summer and I am delighted about where I am going to be playing this season,” he said. “I like the role behind the striker and feel that’s my position. I can drift into areas, find the space and, when I get the ball, attack.

“It’s my best position – and I think this year is going to be a great season.”

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