Gareth Bale’s agent delivers update amid Man United reports
Gareth Bale's agent delivers the latest news on the attacker's future at Real Madrid
Gareth Bale’s agent has revealed that he is yet to discuss his future with Real Madrid amid the reports linking the attacker with a possible transfer to Manchester United.
The Wales international’s future has been a constant source of speculation in recent weeks after Bale admitted that he would be considering his future this summer after the Champions League final.
Bale found his playing time at the Spanish club to be somewhat restricted last season and his lack of regular starts has prompted talk of a move away from the Bernabeu.
However, his comments came before Zinedine Zidane stood down at the end of last season, with Julen Lopetegui the man to take over at the Bernabeu.
Manchester United have been credited with an interest in bringing Bale back to the Premier League this summer.
Now, the Welshman’s agent Jonathan Barnett has spoken out about his client’s situation this summer.
Barnett is quoted as saying by Sky Sports: “I think we have to have a chat with Real Madrid and see where we’re going,” the chairman of Stellar Group told Sky Sports News at Ascot races.
“He wants a better year than he had last year. He wants to play more, and that’s paramount to him. I think he’s one of the top three or four players on earth. For somebody like him, he has to play. It’s not about money.
“He wants to win the Ballon d’Or and I think he can. I think he’s the best there has ever been in that sense (a British player abroad), unless someone can name me someone who’s been more successful.
“I think that goal (in the Champions League final) elevated an interest in him. But we already knew how good he is. He doesn’t need to prove how good he is. It was a magnificent goal and the timing was great too.
“He loves his life in Spain. He has three children, and he’s very happy there. But we have to see. He has to play football.”
Manchester United are believed to be on the lookout for a number of new signings this summer as they bid to build a team capable of winning the Premier League next season.
The Red Devils have already completed deals to bring both Fred and Diogo Dalot to Old Trafford this summer.