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Transfer rumour: Real Madrid star Gareth Bale open to Premier League return

The Sunday Mirror reports that football superstar Gareth Bale is prepared to spend another year at Real Madrid in an effort to try to win over his growing army of critics, but that he would be willing to return to the Premier League if the right offer comes his way.

Gareth Bale's Real Madrid stint is turning sour this season. Credit: Sonia Canada/CORDON/PA

Manchester United appear to be the most likely destination for the 25-year-old Welshman if he departs Real this summer, as seems increasingly likely.

Gareth Bale responds to Man United rumour during Spanish radio interview

Bale wants to remain at Real Madrid. Credit: PA

Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale is happy at the Bernabeu and has no intention of moving to Manchester United.

Despite playing a significant role in Madrid's long-awaiting tenth European Cup triumph last season there have been rumours that Bale will join United in the summer.

He was criticised by a section of Madrid fans for being greedy on the ball and failing to link up with his team-mates against Valencia this month, but the Welshman revealed that he can't see himself at Old Trafford.

I can't see myself at Manchester United. In an interview recently I was asked if I was happy in Madrid and I said that I was very happy here.

I have a long contract still to go, I am enjoying myself and we are winning trophies. I want to continue doing this at Real Madrid.

– Gareth Bale speaking on Spanish radio

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Bale 'proud' to score on debut Real Madrid match

Football star Gareth Bale has said he is "proud" to have scored his first goal in his debut match at Real Madrid, following a world record transfer to the team.

Real Madrid coach praises Gareth Bale performance

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti praised football star Gareth Bale today, after he scored his first goal in his match against Villarreal.

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti. Credit: PA

The Welshman made his debut in the white shirt, and following the match the Madrid said: “I think he’s happy to score his first goal for Real Madrid. He played in a difficult match and he played well, showing his good attitude. It was a hard match for everyone”

“They played well. Their performances were good. I didn’t play them for the full 90 minutes because in the first match it isn’t a good idea, so after an hour I took them off”.

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Fellow footballers hail Bale's debut at Real Madrid

Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand and former Real Madrid footballer Michael Owen have hailed Gareth Bale's debut for the Spanish side against Villarreal, following his world record transfer.

Gareth Bale's goal-scoring debut ends after 60 minutes

Gareth Bale's goal-scoring debut for Real Madrid has ended after an hour with the Welshman substituted for Angel Di Maria with the score still 1-1 against Villarreal.

Minutes later, though, he celebrated from the bench as Cristiano Ronaldo scored a deflected goal to put Madrid in front at the Madrigal.

Gareth Bale scores on his Real Madrid debut

Gareth Bale has marked his debut for Real Madrid with an equalising goal against Villarreal following his world record transfer.

The strike was celebrated emphatically by the Spanish giant's Twitter feed:

The Welshman tapped home a cross with his less favourable right foot in the 38th minute to draw Real level after Villarreal had taken a 20th minute lead.

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