The 31-year-old is currently focused on finishing the season strongly with Tottenham and then making his mark in the Euro 2020 campaign with Wales.
He said to Marca: “For me, first and foremost, I still have this season, still have plenty of games to go until the Euros,” Bale told the media on Monday. Going into next season, legally my contract says I have to go back to Real Madrid, which is what I stated. I don’t think that was being disrespectful to anybody.
“Real Madrid are my parent club and, as far as I agreed, I’m on loan at Tottenham until the end of the season. That is the plan so far; the reason I left was because I wanted to play games and get match fit, to enjoy my football.
“Obviously, come the summer I will go back to Real Madrid and we will go from there. I think the plan is to go back, whether then I sit down with my agent and decide something, we will do in the summer.”
The player has impressed with the London club in recent weeks and he seems to be returning to his peak condition once again.
It will be interesting to see if Tottenham pick up the option to sign him permanently at the end of the season.
The player has previously claimed that he would like to return to Real Madrid because he has one year left on his contract with the Spanish club and it remains to be seen whether the winger follows up on his decision this summer.
Bale needs to play regularly at this stage of his career and it is evident that he is not a key part of Zidane’s plans at Santiago Bernabeu. A return to Real Madrid might not be the best option for him right now.
As far as Tottenham are concerned, they are back in the top four race and they will be hoping Gareth Bale can help them qualify for the Champions League and win the EFL Cup final against Manchester City on the 25th of April.