Gareth Bale’s agent has refused to rule out a stunning move to Cardiff City this summer.
Hopes of a talismanic Wales international signing for the Bluebirds have intensified as the Championship side have emerged as favorites to sign the winger from Real Madrid.
Bale will be looking for a new club this summer when his lucrative deal with Real Madrid ends, bringing an acrimonious end to his nine-year spell at the Bernabeu.
Speaking in April as rumors about Bale’s future swirled, Cardiff City manager Steve Morison was adamant there was no substance to a story suggesting the La Liga champion was going to sign for his team.
“Until someone calls me and says it’s an option, it’s not something I’m going to worry about.” said the former Millwall player.
Now, however, Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett has refused to rule out the possibility of the star returning to play for his hometown side.
Although there were no discussions with Cardiff, he said Bale’s next decision would be based on where he wanted to be at this stage of his career – not the salary – which would fill with hope Cardiff fans.
“What Gareth does next is not about the money,” Bale’s agent revealed to Wales Online. “It’s only going to be about what he wants to do at this point in his career, where he wants to be.”
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Asked about the Championship side specifically, Barnett said: “We’ll see and see in due course. [about Cardiff]. But I repeat that there are no options on the table at the moment.
“Cardiff has a lot going for it. He comes from Wales, his family is from there. From a personal point of view, it might appeal.
“But I emphasize that this is me speaking, my point of view, not Gareth’s. I haven’t discussed it with him.
The 32-year-old has a big year ahead of him given Wales could still qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
And it looks like the possibility of him representing his country while also playing for the Bluebirds remains alive for now.
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