Gareth Bale wants Real Madrid return despite finally settling at Tottenham

Gareth Bale has confirmed he plans to return to Real Madrid at the end of his current loan spell with Tottenham.

Bale returned to Spurs last summer having found life difficult at the La Liga giants in recent years.

He struggled initially back in north London but has begun to settle and some of his best performances have come in the last few weeks.

It has led to suggestions that Tottenham could push for a permanent deal with the former Southampton man.

But Bale, speaking while on international duty with Wales, has confirmed he wants to head back to Madrid and fight for his place.

"It's [future] no distraction for me coming into the Euros," said Bale.

"The main reason I came to Spurs this year was, obviously I wanted to play football first and foremost but going into the Euros, I wanted to be match fit.

"The original plan was only to do a season at Spurs, and then after the Euros, I would still have a year left at Real Madrid.

"My plan is to go back and that's as far as I've planned to be honest."

Bale has made 25 appearances for Tottenham in all competitions this season, scoring ten goals for Jose Mourinho’s side.

Speaking in January, Mourinho had said: “There was not even a second of discussion about that [sending him back to Real Madrid].

“Gareth is a player on loan until the end of the season. Not one second of discussion.

“We are speaking about, of course, Gareth, himself, Real Madrid, Tottenham, but I promise you, not one second of discussion.”

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