Gareth Bale’s agent has confirmed the forward will leave Real Madrid this summer but will wait to make a final decision on his future until Wales’ World Cup fate is sealed.
The Welshman’s contract at the Santiago Bernabeu is set to expire on June 30 and he is now set to depart Los Blancos at the end of the season as expected after nine years with the club.
However, the 32-year-old is yet to make a decision on his future in the game after his exit from the Spanish capital, with retirement an option.
Bale’s agent, Jonathan Barnett, revealed the player’s decision on his future will be based on whether Wales make it to Qatar or not.
In an interview with Record via Marca, Barnett said:
Gareth is leaving Real Madrid, but we have to wait for what Wales does.
It all depends on whether his team qualifies for the World Cup, then we will make a decision, which may vary if Wales goes to the World Cup or not.
Wales – who Bale captains – will play their World Cup play-off final against either Scotland or Ukraine in Cardiff on June 5.