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Former Tottenham Hotspur ace dreaming of Bale return - HITC

A team of Luka Modric, Gareth Bale, Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane would have a real chance of challenging Manchester City for the title if Totteham were able to unite the quartet. It remains a dream at this point, and it is so frustrating that if ...

Bale will talk with Madrid on future - Football Espana

Gareth Bale is interested only in playing more football and believes he can win the Ballon d'Or, according to his agent Jonathan Barnett. The Welshman stated his intention of leaving Madrid immediately after the Champions League final, in which he ...

Premier League Transfer News: Mehdi Benatia to Arsenal, Manchester United waiting Bale-Fri Jun 22 - Whoop Sports

Real Madrid's star Gareth Bale is waiting for the new coach to transfer to Manchester United. Real Madrid's star player Gareth Bale has won two goals in the Champions League against Liverpool. The Welsh star had made statements after the match that he ...

Star would rather join Manchester United than Bayern Munich, would be best paid in PL - Sport Witness

There has been a notion among a certain section of Real Madrid fans and football lovers that Gareth Bale's playing at Real Madrid last season was reduced due to the forward's injury concern. This is true for the first half of the season. However, the ...

Ed Sheeran wears a Gareth Bale shirt as he tells Cardiff fans of his 'deep love' for Wales - WalesOnline

Ed Sheeran performed the encore of his first night in Cardiff in a Wales shirt - with Gareth Bale's name on the back. It topped off a spectacular night of the singer's first tour date in Cardiff where he gushed about Wales, its people, and the ...

Real Madrid tempted by Man United offer of huge swap deal – report - The Sport Review

Real Madrid are tempted by the prospect of swapping Cristiano Ronaldo or Gareth Bale for Manchester United star Paul Pogba this summer, according to reports in Spain. Spanish outlet Don Balon, as quoted by TEAMtalk, is reporting that Manchester United ...

Man Utd transfer news: How Real Madrid star Gareth Bale could fit in at Old Trafford - Daily Star

We've put together a line-up Red Devils fans could see at Old Trafford next term if they sign Bale, which also features other rumoured targets in Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld and Juventus left-back Alex Sandro - as well as Fred, who joined the ...

Championship rumour mill: Leeds United have first refusal over Manchester City youngster - Yorkshire Evening Post

Real Madrid must give Manchester United target Gareth Bale assurances over playing time if he is to remain with the La Liga club next season, says 28-year-old Wales international's agent. (Sky Sports). Liverpool want to sign Jack Grealish, with ...

Quality 28-year-old linked with Man United wants to stay at Real Madrid – report - The Sport Review

Gareth Bale wants to stay at Real Madrid and fight for a starting spot under new manager Julen Lopetegui, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Star is reporting that the Wales international is now keen to try and win over the new man in ...

Real Madrid star's agent replies when asked if he's signing for Arsenal - The Sport Review

Gareth Bale's agent has laughed off talk suggesting that the Real Madrid star could move to Arsenal in the summer transfer window. The Real Madrid attacker's future has been a source of speculation in recent weeks after the 28-year-old publicly ...

Gareth Bale's agent delivers update amid Man United reports - The Sport Review

Gareth Bale's agent has revealed that he is yet to discuss his future with Real Madrid amid the reports linking the attacker with a possible transfer to Manchester United. The Wales international's future has been a constant source of speculation in ...

As Lionel Messi fades, a Croatian great rises - San Francisco Chronicle

As the able midfielder of Real Madrid, Modric spent the past season masterfully orchestrating plays in the direction of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale, Toni Kroos and other renowned strikers. His name tends to gets lost in the match ...

Manchester United handed massive boost as ex-Spurs man eyes Premier League return this summer - Football.London

Gareth Bale has told Bayern Munich that he wants to seal a return to the Premier League if he ends up leaving Real Madrid in the summer. Having moved to the Santiago Bernabeu from Spurs in 2013, the Welshman finally looks set to leave the Spanish ...

Gareth Bale's agent hints towards Real Madrid exit this summer - The Peoples Person

Gareth Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett has made it clear that his client's future was far from certain, insisting the Welshman needed to be playing every week. Bale made it clear following his match-winning performance in the Champions League final that ...

'Dizzying' offer from Tottenham claimed, proposal is 'on the table' from Spurs - Sport Witness

Don Balon seem to have dropped their Gareth Bale returning to Tottenham obsession, and have now moved on to Luka Modric returning to the Premier League club. On Wednesday, the Spanish imagirumour website claimed Modric has a 'dizzying' offer from ...

Man Utd transfer news: Jose Mourinho CAN 'break the bank' for Gareth Bale - expert - Daily Star

"But I imagine Mourinho will be allowed to break the bank again if he wants. "The one problem they may have is Bale was giving a come-and-get-me interview after the Champions League final, but he did that on the basis of Zinedine Zidane still being the ...

Real Madrid set for talks with Gareth Bale - myKhel

Speaking to the media, his agent confirmed that Bale will soon speak to Real about his future. Stellar Group chairman Jonathan Barnett said: "I think we have to have a chat with Real Madrid and see where we're going. "He wants a better year than he had ...

Real Madrid Star Issues Worrying Future Update - The twelfth Man Times (blog)

After scoring two stunning goals against Liverpool in the Champions League final against Liverpool, Gareth Bale rocked and shocked the footballing world by alarming Real Madrid that he could leave the club. The Welshman stated that he would need to ...

Gareth Bale's agent: 'I will have a chat' regarding Manchester United target's future with Real Madrid - International Business Times, India Edition

Real Madrid super star Gareth Bale's agent has finally broken the silence over the uncertainty surrounding the forward's future. Gareth Bale scored Real Madrid's second and third goal in the UEFA Champions League final against Liverpool, which his side ...

Arsenal: Gareth Bale not a conversation worth having - Pain In The Arsenal

Gareth's Bale agent has said that he would “love” for his client to play for Arsenal, but there is a caveat that makes this conversation not worth having. So long as Arsenal are a club, they will be tied to unbelievable deals that people try to hard ...

Gareth Frank Bale is a Welsh professional footballer who plays as a winger for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Wales national team. Renowned for his ball striking from distance, swerving free kicks, and his ability to get past defenders with pace, Bale has received plaudits from his peers, who have described him as a footballer with "tremendous speed, great crossing ability, a great left foot and exceptional physical qualities".

Gareth Bale
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Bale with Real Madrid in 2015
Personal information
Full name Gareth Frank Bale
Date of birth (1989-07-16) 16 July 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Cardiff, Wales
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Real Madrid
Number 11
Youth career
Cardiff Civil Service
1999–2006 Southampton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Southampton 40 (5)
2007–2013 Tottenham Hotspur 146 (42)
2013– Real Madrid 92 (52)
National team
2005–2006 Wales U17 7 (1)
2006 Wales U19 1 (1)
2006–2008 Wales U21 4 (2)
2006– Wales 65 (26)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 November 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 November 2016

Gareth Frank Bale (born 16 July 1989) is a Welsh professional footballer who plays as a winger for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Wales national team. Renowned for his ball striking from distance, swerving free kicks, and his ability to get past defenders with pace, Bale has received plaudits from his peers, who have described him as a footballer with "tremendous speed, great crossing ability, a great left foot and exceptional physical qualities".

He began his professional career at Southampton, playing at left-back and earning acclaim as a free kick specialist. Bale moved to Tottenham Hotspur in 2007, for an eventual £7 million fee. During his time at Tottenham, managerial and tactical shifts saw him transform into a more attacking player. From the 2009–10 season, under the guidance of Harry Redknapp, Bale became an integral part of the team, rising to international attention during the 2010–11 UEFA Champions League. In 2011 and 2013 he was named PFA Players' Player of the Year, and was named in the UEFA Team of the Year. In 2013 he was also named PFA Young Player of the Year and the FWA Footballer of the Year.

On 1 September 2013, Bale was transferred to Real Madrid for an undisclosed fee. Press at the time reported the transfer value at figures between €91 million and €100 million. In January 2016, documents pertaining to the transfer were leaked which confirmed a then-world record transfer fee of €100.8 million, eclipsing the previous record fee of £80 million (€94 million) for Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009. Bale played an integral role in his first season at Real Madrid, helping the club to win the 2013–14 Copa del Rey and UEFA Champions League, scoring in both finals. The following season he won the UEFA Super Cup and scored in a third major final to help the club win the FIFA Club World Cup. Two years later, he was a key player in another Champions League run, winning the 2015–16 title and being elected to the UEFA Squad of the Season. In 2016, ESPN ranked Bale twelfth on its list of the world's most famous athletes.

Bale made his senior international debut for Wales in May 2006, becoming the youngest player at that point to represent the nation. He has since earned over 60 caps and scored 26 international goals, making him Wales' second-highest scorer of all time behind Ian Rush. He was the top goalscorer for Wales in their successful qualifying campaign for UEFA Euro 2016, scoring seven goals; he subsequently represented his nation in the final tournament as they reached the semi-finals.