Luke Modric has insisted that Gareth Bale is happy at Real Madrid despite ongoing speculation about his future at the club, while also quashing suggestions the Welshman is yet to learn the language.
With Bale firmly out of Zinedine Zidane's future plans, the club did their best to offload the 30-year-old over the summer to no avail – a move to China falling through after some last-minute fee-squeezing by Real, and no other clubs wiling to cough up to cover the gargantuan wage packet.
Bale has found game time more regular this season despite a summer of uncertainty, playing seven games in all competitions and netting twice. Nevertheless, talk of a Madrid exit was heightened after it was revealed that the forward
Zidane promptly rubbished these claims, insisting that,
"Gareth and I are very similar. We are shy and sometimes we don't talk much," Modric said, as relayed by Goal.