Some Tottenham Hotspur fans react as report claims Gareth Bale could retire after Euro 2020
Some Tottenham Hotspur supporters have been reacting on social media to reports by ABC Deportes that Real Madrid loanee Gareth Bale could retire after this summer’s Euro 2020.
Bale has returned to the Spanish capital following a season-long spell in north London, having re-joined Spurs seven years on from becoming the world’s most expensive player of the time at £85.3million (BBC).
The winger is now assessing all of his options for the future as he enters the final year of his £500,000-per-week (Daily Mail) Los Blancos contract, and is considering terminating the last 12 months for a nominal sum.
Bale is thought to dislike the demands of the professional game and the sacrifices he must make, while disgusted by the coverage he received in the Spanish press.
The Welshman has particular disdain for playing games at the highest level every three days, and could look to call it a day following Euro 2020 with it expected that he will speak with his family and representatives to discuss what the future has in store.
One option on the table is claimed to be negotiating his release, while another is collecting part of his remaining salary or even to retire altogether at the age of 31.
Real Madrid are awaiting news on his decision with it seen that Bale has no interest in a return to the La Liga giants, but instead could look to pursue a professional career in golf as he strives to dedicate himself to a new sport.
Bale had hinted following the final day of the Premier League season that he knew what the future had in store for him after helping secure Tottenham’s place in the UEFA Conference League with a late brace away to Leicester.
“It will have to happen after the Euros,” he told Sky Sports. “I know what I’m doing but it will just cause chaos if I say anything.”
Bale has also been linked with a second season on loan at Tottenham (Daily Mail), although the north London outfit will not make a decision until after Chairman Daniel Levy has appointed a new head coach to succeed Jose Mourinho at the helm.
Here’s how these Tottenham fans reacted on social media to reports that Bale could now retire after Euro 2020…
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