Welshman addresses headline making incidents of recent weeks.
Gareth Bale has dismissed rumours he could be nearing a Manchester United switch with the Real Madrid forward claiming he’s happy in the Spanish capital.
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The Red Devils have been linked with a mega £150 million bid for the Welshman in recent weeks but the forward has said there is no possibility of a deal happening with the Premier League side.
“I did an interview recently and I said I’m happy here,” said Bale to Spanish radio station El Larguero, transcribed by AS.
“I’ve got several years left on my contract and I’m having a good tim. We’re winning trophies and I want to stay here.”
Bale also addressed recent criticisms after he was called a ‘ball-hog’ in the Spanish press and booed in the Bernabeu for failing to pass to Cristiano Ronaldo when he was open for a tap-in and instead electing to shoot and missing.
“People have their own opinions and that’s how they make their living. It’s their work, they get paid to do it. I think that when I’m playing I set goals up, and I score them too. I play football my way. That’s what I like,” he said.
“All I can remember is that I was going through on goal and I wanted to score,” he said of the recent incident against Espanyol.
“And if I had scored nobody would have talked about it again. But I didn’t see him and it would have been a difficult pass. But it’s part of football and that’s that.
Bale said he didn’t think this was an issue that had much importance or was given much attention and said situations such as this happen all the time on the pitch but go unreported, that’s just football.
Bale also addressed the rumours of a poor relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo after the three time Balon d’Or winner was scene cursing at Bale and gesticulating after the Welshman refused to pass the ball to him.
He added: “[Cristiano and I] didn’t speak about it afterwards. It happens all the time in football. It’s something that just gets left on the pitch. Nobody talks about it afterwards.”