Manchester United target Gareth Bale has explained why he didn’t join Manchester United over the summer, pointing towards his desire to win more trophies at the Bernabeu.
Jose Mourinho made it clear back in August that he would fight to sign the Welshman if he was deemed surplus to requirements at Madrid ahead of the 2017/18 season.
Bale, having not one a single thing at Tottenham Hotspur, has claimed six major honours at Madrid since arriving in 2013 including three Champions League medals, but remains unpopular amongst Madridstas.
And when asked whether he would prefer to move somewhere that would guarantee his status as the main man, and not a scapegoat, he responded: “Well there’s an argument for that, but I think the main thing, when you look back on your career, is that you look at your trophies. In the end that’s probably the most important thing.”
For all the noise surrounding a possible exit for Bale, that he is surplus to requirements, and that Zidane, in an ideal world, would have sent him packing in order to sign Kylian Mbappe, you can tell the 27-year-old enjoys life at the best club side on the planet.
And why wouldn’t he? Life at Madrid is the ultimate challenge of your character and ability, and Bale, at least for now, is clearly hellbent on making the most of it.