Bale says WCup qualification will affect his subsequent transfer


CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Gareth Bale mentioned Wales’ qualification for the World Cup in Qatar will affect the subsequent stage in his profession as he weighs up which crew to hitch after leaving Real Madrid.

One factor is for sure, although.

“I’m not going to Getafe, that’s for sure,” Bale mentioned Friday.

That got here in response to the president of the Spanish membership, Angel Torres, saying Wednesday he had been provided the Wales captain by Bale’s agent.

Getafe’s declare was shortly denied by Bale’s administration crew and Bale himself has performed down the transfer.

Bale has been linked with a transfer to his hometown membership Cardiff, in addition to Newcastle and groups within the United States. He is leaving Madrid after 9 years as his contract expires on the finish of the month.

“I’ll have plenty of time to go on holiday and decide my future then,” mentioned Bale, who helped Wales beat Ukraine on Sunday to achieve the World Cup for the primary time since 1958.

“For sure, it (the World Cup) influences it. I just want to play games to be as fit as I can going into the World Cup. Once I get back into playing regular football, my body will get more robust and a bit better, rather than in and out. It’s very difficult when you’re in and out of a team to get a rhythm in terms of your fitness and health.”

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