Bale going nowhere, insists angry agent

Gareth Bale is eager to spend the rest of his career at Real Madrid, insists his agent, who has accused the Spanish media of fabricating transfer stories.

Speculation over Bale’s future at the Bernabeu has almost been an ever-present of his Madrid career, despite the Welsh international winning three Champions Leagues and a La Liga title with the Spanish giants.

With Bale struggling with a series of groin and calf injuries this season, the rumours over a potential move to Manchester United have only increased.

But his representative Jonathan Barnett insists Bale is not even thinking about leaving Madrid and has criticised the standard of journalism in the Spanish media.

“He wants to play the rest of his life at Real Madrid,” said Barnett, ahead of Bale’s return to action in the Copa del Rey tie against third tier Fuenlabrada.

“He loves Madrid, the city, life and he loves the club.

“Of course, it hurts him when the people don’t support him and they do with other players who aren’t so good.

“It’s crazy, this happens only in Spain and I don’t understand it, fans should understand this and know how good he is.

“I think that those who write these stories should go back to school and learn what journalism should be like, it’s not inventing stories, I do not want to get angry because I read invented stories.

“Some journalists in Spain write trash, they aren’t based on football reasons and this is a mistake, they don’t take the time to analyse what he has done. The fans should adore him.”