Bale uncertain of future in Madrid
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.”