LaLiga giants, Real Madrid reportedly plan to keep Gareth Bale at the club for the next season after new Tottenham Hotspur manager, Nuno Espirito Santo confirmed that he would not be returning back to the north London club.
Bale's footballing future has been a source of much speculation after he spent last season on loan at Tottenham, after being frozen out by then manager, Zinedine Zidane. However, with Carlo Ancelotti now in the managerial hot seat, the Welshman is expected to get a chance for a fresh start at the Bernabeu.
As per AS, Ancelotti is looking to pair Bale along with Karim Benzema and Eden Hazard as part of his front three come next season, considering that the signing of long-term target, Kylian Mbappe at this time looks unlikely to happen.
If Ancelotti's plan does go through, there is concern over the fitness of Bale and Hazard, considering that they have poor injury records and would not be able to manage the rigours of a long, competitive season.
Despite the criticism aimed at Bale, there is no doubting the impact that the 32-year-old has had at the Bernabeu ever since he moved to the Spanish capital in 2013. The Welshman has scored 105 goals in 251 appearances for them so far, winning two LaLiga titles and four Champions League trophies.