LONDON: Gareth Bale says he plans to resume his career with Real Madrid after his loan spell at Tottenham Hotspur expires at the end of the season.
The Wales striker returned for a second time with Tottenham in September after being sidelined by Real manager Zinedine Zidane.
He has struggled to return to the English Premier League (EPL) after being plagued by fitness problems, inconsistent performances and arguing with team manager Jose Mourinho over his readiness for the FA Cup at Everton.
The 31-year-old’s contract in Madrid will expire at the end of 2021-22 and he has revealed he will return to Spain after Euro 2020 this summer.
“No distractions for me,” Bale said during a press conference. “I think the main reason I came to Spurs this year was to play football.
“To go to the Euros I want to get real fitness. The original plan was to spend a season at Spurs and after the Euros there is still a season at Real Madrid.
“My plan is to get back there, that’s what I’ve planned.”
Mourinho said earlier this month that Bale’s future beyond this season depends on Real.