Gareth Bale is “Very Happy” at Real Madrid, According to Agent

Gareth Bale in March. Photo by James Marsh/BPI/REX/Shutterstock

Real Madrid’s star winger Gareth Bale has been linked with returning to England’s Premier League for some time now, but it looks like the 29-year-old is not keen on moving from Spain just yet. According to Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett, his client is “very happy” at Real.

“He’s very happy here. He’s a Real Madrid player,” – Barnett told Deportes Cuatro. “Right now, he’s not thinking about going back to England.”

“I can’t predict the future. But, for now, he’s very happy,” – he added.

Although he was supposed to take C. Ronaldo’s place as the club’s main star, Bale struggled this season and managed to score only 14 goals in 38 appearances in all competitions. This fueled the rumors that he was becoming increasingly disillusioned with life in Spain and could return to England where Manchester United and Chelsea are interested in his favors.

Gareth Bale joined Real Madrid in 2013 from Tottenham in a transfer worth a then-record $110 million. During his time in Madrid, Bale won 14 trophies including one La Liga and four UEFA Champions League titles. He played a total of 227 games in all competitions and scored 102 goals.