Gareth Bale flies back to Spain hours after Tottenham’s victory over Leicester, with the Real Madrid forward teasing that his plans for next season would cause ‘chaos’ if they were revealed ahead of Euro 2020.
- Gareth Bale scored twice for Tottenham on Sunday in the 4-2 win over Leicester
- The 31-year-old was seen back in Spain hours after that dramatic victory
- The Welsh star claims his plans for next season would cause ‘chaos’ if released now
Gareth Bale has returned to Spain after the Premier League campaign ends, but will remain silent on his future plans for now as his next move will cause ‘chaos’.
The 31-year-old was filmed late in Madrid on Sunday night by El Chiringuito TV hours after scoring twice for Tottenham in their 4-2 win over Leicester.
Bale said he knows what his plans are for next season, but they will “ cause chaos ” if he reveals them now.
Gareth Bale was filmed back in Spain on Sunday night hours after playing for Tottenham
The 31-year-old has said he is now focusing exclusively on Wales and their Euro 2020 campaign
Bale scored twice for Tottenham on Sunday in their 4-2 win over Leicester
Instead, the Welshman is focusing on the upcoming Euro 2020 campaign with Wales, facing Switzerland, Turkey and Italy in the group stage.
“It just has to happen after the euro,” Bale told Sky Sports. ‘I know what I’m doing, but it will just cause chaos if I say something now.
“I’m thinking of nothing but Wales.”
Tottenham is said to have an offer to extend Bale’s loan to another season at Real Madrid, but after a tremendous amount of turmoil at the club in recent months, it remains to be seen whether they will trigger that clause.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is looking for a new manager after firing Jose Mourinho and has been rejected by other targets such as Brendan Rodgers and Erik ten Hag.
Bale said in March, while also on international service with Wales, that he will return to Madrid once his Spurs rental period is over.
“Obviously I have to legally go back to Real Madrid next season according to my contract, and that’s what I said, which I don’t think is disrespectful to anyone,” said Bale. ‘That’s legal what I have to do.
‘Real Madrid is my mother club and as far as I agreed I was on loan to Tottenham until the end of the season and I will go back. That is the plan so far. ‘
Bale has one more season to go under his terms with the Spanish giants and was frozen out of the squad in 2019/20 under the leadership of Zinedine Zidane.
Bale scored 16 goals in 33 appearances during his move to Tottenham in 2020-21
But it remains to be seen where the 31-year-old Bale will practice his trade next season
This season, Real finished second in LaLiga behind city rival Atletico and it remains to be seen whether Zidane will remain in his role as manager.
Should he leave, it could potentially pave the way for Bale to stay with the Spanish club, where he is currently paid around £ 600,000 a week. Madrid would like to take his wages off the books.
Bale scored 16 goals in 33 games on loan at Tottenham in 2020-21.