Gareth Bale has jetted back to Spain following the end of the Premier League campaign but will stay quiet over his future plans for now because his next move will ’cause chaos’, writes the Daily Mail.
The 31-year-old was filmed in Madrid late on Sunday night by El Chiringuito TV, hours after scoring twice for Tottenham in their 4-2 victory over Leicester.
Bale said he knows what his plans are for next season but that they will ’cause chaos’ if he revealed them at present.
Instead, the Welshman is focusing on the upcoming Euro 2020 campaign with Wales, who face Switzerland, Turkey and Italy in the group stage.
‘It just has to happen after the Euros,’ Bale told Sky Sports. ‘I know what I’m doing but it’ll just cause chaos if I say anything now.
‘I am not thinking about anything other than Wales.’
Tottenham are understood to have an offer to extend Bale’s loan into another season from Real Madrid but after an immense amount of upheaval at the club over the last few months, it remains to be seen if they will activate that clause.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is searching for a new manager after sacking Jose Mourinho and being snubbed by other targets such as Brendan Rodgers and Erik ten Hag.
Bale said back in March, while also on international duty with Wales, that he’ll return to Madrid once his loan spell with Spurs is up.
‘Obviously, going into next season, legally my contract says I have to go back to Real Madrid, which is what I stated, which I don’t think is being disrespectful to anybody,’ Bale said. ‘That’s legally what I have to do.
‘Real Madrid are my parent club and as far as I agreed I was with Tottenham on loan until the end of the season and I go back. That’s the plan so far.’
Bale has one season left on his terms with the Spanish giants and was frozen out of the squad in 2019-20 under Zinedine Zidane.
This season, Real finished second in LaLiga to city rivals Atletico and it remains to be seen if Zidane will remain in his role as manager.
Should he depart, it could potentially pave the way for Bale to remain at the Spanish club where he is currently paid around £600,000-a-week. Madrid are keen to get his wages off the books.
Bale scored 16 goals in 33 appearances on loan at Tottenham in 2020-21.