Bale un­cer­tain of fu­ture in Madrid

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - FOOTBALL -

CHAM­PI­ONS LEAGUE: Real Madrid’s match-win­ner Gareth Bale is se­ri­ously con­sid­er­ing leav­ing the Span­ish club but may wait to dis­cover the fu­ture of team-mate Cris­tiano Ron­aldo.

The Wales in­ter­na­tional came off the bench to pro­duce a 29-minute man-of-the-match cameo with two goals, in­clud­ing a bril­liant over­head kick, in the 3-1 Cham­pi­ons League fi­nal win over Liverpool.

Al­though that se­cured him a fourth Euro­pean Cup in five years at the club it may not be enough to keep him at the Bern­abeu with his game time be­ing lim­ited.

The out-of-form Karim Ben­zema was pre­ferred as Ron­aldo’s part­ner up front as ru­mours per­sist Bale and the Por­tuguese star’s re­la­tion­ship is not the best.

But with Ron­aldo throw­ing his fu­ture into doubt by re­fus­ing to guarantee he would be at the club next sea­son there may be an op­tion for the Welsh­man to re­main.

“I want to en­joy this mo­ment first, then rest over the summer and I’m sure we’ll sit down at the ta­ble and see what’s for the best,” he said.

“For me per­son­ally, I feel like I should be playing week in, week out and I haven’t been.

“I’ve been doing well, scor­ing goals, but I haven’t been playing as much as I would like so, as I said, I am going to have to sit down over the summer and se­ri­ously con­sider what we do next.”

When it was put to Bale that Ron­aldo’s com­ments sug­gested a change may be in the off­ing, he added: “I didn’t know, I just got told about it now.”

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