That summer several of the club’s players joined the recruitment effort for the Real Madrid winger, who endured a difficult second season at the Bernabeu.
Publicly, the line is that Bale stays put, though the prospects of him forming part of the David De Gea to Real Madrid transaction are if remote not entirely out of the question.
Gareth Bale is a Welsh professional footballer who plays as a winger for Spanish club Real Madridand the Wales national team.
Bale began his professional career at Southampton, playing at left-back and earning acclaim as a free kick specialist. He moved to Tottenham Hotspur in 2007, for an eventual £7 million fee.
During his time at Spurs, managerial and tactical shifts saw him transform into a more offensive player. From the 2009–10 season, Bale became an integral part of the team, rising to international attention during the 2010–11 UEFA Champions League.
In 2011 and 2013 he was named PFA Players’ Player of the Year, and was named in the UEFA Team of the Year. In 2013 he was also named PFA Young Player of the Yearand the FWA Footballer of the Year.