Gareth Bale is set to commit his future to Real Madrid as he has been heralded as the one to replace Cristiano Ronaldo after discussing with new head coach Julen Lopetegui. The Spanish side sold Ronaldo to Serie A giant – Juventus and would be relying on the exploit of the Welshman Bale to help them replicate his scoring form in the coming new season.
The move will disappoint José Mourinho further as Bale is a long-term target of the Manchester United manager.
According to the Sun, new chief Julen Lopetegui is keen to keep the long-time Manchester United target – especially after Real is without main man Cristiano Ronaldo.
Lopetegui told the press conference in Miami, “Gareth is happy to play at Real Madrid,” “Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the main players in the recent history of Real Madrid. He expressed a desire to leave and we allowed him to.
“Gareth Bale is a magnificent player, with so many qualities. He can help fill the void.” We are delighted with the squad we have and are convinced that we will fight for all our objectives,” Lopetegui added.
“If a player doesn’t come or go, I will be a happy coach.“With the squad we have, we will be able to face the demands of Real Madrid.