Following an impressive 4-1 victory over Juventus in front of his hometown, Welsh star Gareth Bale has promised to remain at Real Madrid come next season.
He revealed that he was happy being at the Spanish side and he committed his future to its cause.
“We are winning trophies and I am happy. I have signed a long term contract at Madrid. My family is happy and I am happy, so yes we will continue what we are doing,” Bale declared.
There were strong rumours linking the former Tottenham forward with a move to Manchester United this summer. He joined Real for record transfer fee of £85 million in 2013 but he has struggled to match expectations. His recent injury streak seemed to worsen the situation until the titles came in. One week the La Liga and the next a second third Champions League in four years.
“Three Champions Leagues in four season isn’t too bad. I think we can get better. We are still quite young as a whole team and we have a great squad,” Bale chipped in.
There is nowhere else a title would be assured, except at Barcelona or Bayern Munich who do not need him. This would have played a part in him opting to remain in Spain.
He forced himself to play in the Champions League final despite an ankle injury. He hinted that after his surgery in November, he would have done another operation if not for the final he had on his mind. He said he would get proper rest ahead of the forthcoming season so the ankle can properly heal. He added that he would work hard in the off season so he could be ready when the new season begins.