Gareth Bale will remain at Real Madrid until 2022 when his contract is due to expire, according to his agent Jonathan Barnett
The Welshman was heavily linked with a switch away from the Bernabeu during the summer, but his move to the Chinese Super League outfit Jiangsu Suning collapsed at the eleventh hour.
Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United also had Bale on their radars, but both have decided against making a move due to his whopping wages and proneness to injury.
Although he remained at Real in the end, a lack of form and several injury setbacks have restricted the 30-year-old to just 12 La Liga appearances this term.
Also, Bale has fallen out of favor with Zinedine Zidane and the fans after his off-field misconducts emerged in the Spanish press and has failed to regain regular starting place ever since.
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However, his agent, Jonathan Barnett, insists his client will stay in the Spanish capital until 2020.
“He’s got another two-and-a-half years left on his contract, and he’s fine. He will be there, everything will be fine,” said Barnett, as reported by Sky Sports.
“That’s what I’ve always said. I’ve never deviated from that.
“Things could change, but loans are ridiculous. Not many clubs can afford him anyway. He’s happy, and hopefully, win a couple more things with them.”
Bale’s first-team opportunities could suffer another blow, as Los Blancos have recently captured the Brazilian whizz-kid Reinier from Flamengo.
Also, Spurs seem to be considering adding the Wales international to their ranks in January following Harry Kane’s injury and their struggling to reduce the gap on the Premier League top-four sides.