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Gareth Bale admits case for leaving Real Madrid

Gareth Bale admits case for leaving Real Madrid

12/09/2017 at 17:24Updated 12/09/2017 at 18:40

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has conceded there is an argument for him leaving Real Madrid.

The Welshman is never far from rumours linking him with a return to the Premier League, with Manchester United repeatedly touted as a likely destination.

The 28-year-old’s place in the starting XI is under threat from the reinvigorated Isco and emerging Marco Asensio – with his hopes of being the talismanic successor to Cristiano Ronaldo at the Bernabeu looking increasingly uncertain.

Bale has won three Champions League titles at Real, plus a La Liga crown, but has a plethora of critics who believe he has failed to hit expectations following his £85.3 million world record move from Tottenham.

However, Bale still insists he would rather stick it out at Madrid.

"In the end that's probably the most important thing."

Gareth Bale with Harry Kane, Real Madrid v Tottenham

Gareth Bale with Harry Kane, Real Madrid v TottenhamEurosport

Bale will be reunited with Spurs in the Champions League where he will face a dilemma should he score: to celebrate or not to celebrate?

"I scored against Spurs in a pre-season game a couple of years ago and I didn't really celebrate then," he adds.

"I suppose it depends on how you feel on the day. If it's a 91st-minute winner, can you control yourself? That's the question."

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