It must be a very confusing time to be Gareth Bale right now!
When he made his record breaking transfer to Real Madrid, Bale must have envisioned himself playing at the Bernabeu for the rest of his career. The prestige of playing and winning in the famous all whites of Real Madrid would have been a huge motivation to the magical Welshman.
Four years on, Bale has has a mixed time at the legendary club. On one hand, he has won every trophy there is to win with the club, having played a crucial role in a few of those triumphs himself.
But on the other hand, he has to constantly prove himself in front of the most unforgiving spectators in the world. The Bernabeu is famous for booing some of its superstars, as the likes of Figo, Zidane and notably Ronaldo have faced their wrath in the past.
The constant injury problems have also been a major hurdle for Bale to overcome during his four years. Last season was particularly frustrating for the Welsh superstar, as he did not feature in the last phase of Real’s double winning season.
But there might be an exit option available to Bale.
According to reports, Bale has agreed to move to Manchester United next summer, provided he does not regain his place in Madrid’s starting eleven. The rise of Isco and Asensio have also threatened Bale’s position in the side.
On the other hand, a return to England would immediately make Bale the poster boy of the league. With the possibility of playing for his hero Ryan Giggs’ old club, Bale might fancy a move to Manchester United.
It could happen!