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Bale Only Interested In Real Madrid Stay

By Ibrahim Taiwo, The Nigerian Voice Sports
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Real Madrid much-maligned star Gareth Bale is only interested in staying at the Santiago Bernabeu quashing the rumours of his imminent exit.

The Welsh International has always been on the bad books of the club's supporters, and he has been deemed surplus to requirements by Zinedine Zidane.

The 30-year-old has been linked with a return to England, but his agent Jonathan Barnett has ruled out the possibility of him playing in England.

"He has a very nice lifestyle. I don't see why he doesn't see his career out at Madrid probably," Barnett said.

"As I've always said, he's quite happy in Madrid," Barnett told BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

"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 at Real Madrid."

Bale was very close to sealing a move to the Chinese Super League in the Summer, but the deal fell through at the last minute.