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Gareth Bale 'going nowhere' as agent announces footballer to stay at Real Madrid

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Gareth Bale will not be leaving Real Madrid in January and is "very unlikely" to leave the club this summer, according to his agent.

Jonathan Barnett has addressed question marks over Bale's future by saying his client is "going nowhere".

The Wales international is contracted to Real Madrid until June 2022.

Bale has scored more than 100 goals for Real Madrid. Credit: Jose Breton/PA Images

Bale came close to leaving the club for China last summer amidst wide spread speculation that his six-year stint in Spain was coming to an end. The transfer to Chinese club Jiangsu Suning collapsed last minute.

Rumours were circulating that Bale was returning to the Premier League. Manchester United and his former club Tottenham were both suggested as possible destinations.

Bale's agent said in December 2019 that Bale was "not ecstatic" at Real but he added that "he has got a contract and as long as he is a Real Madrid player, he will play at 100 per cent."

Bale joined Real from Spurs in 2013 for a then-world record fee of £85.3million and has won four Champions League winner's medals during his stay in Spain.

However the 30-year-old has had a difficult relationship with Real Madrid's fans and manager Zinedine Zidane, despite scoring more than 100 goals for the club.

Bale has not scored for Real since his double in a 2-2 LaLiga draw at Villarreal on September 1.