Gareth Bale holds talks with Cardiff City manager Steve Morison over his future as he visits club training ground… with Wales star set to make final decision on next move ‘in the coming days’
- Gareth Bale visited WFA physios at Cardiff City’s training base on Wednesday
- Whilst undertaking physio work he reportedly spoke with Cardiff officials
- The forward held talks with boss Steve Morrison over a potential shock move
- The Wales star revealed a decision on his future will arrive ‘in the coming days’
Talismanic Wales forward Gareth Bale was spotted at Cardiff City’s training base on Wednesday morning, fuelling talk of a potential shock switch.
Bale, 32, is a free agent having ended his nine year stay with Real Madrid and is free to discuss terms on a contract at any club of his choosing, and met with Cardiff boss Steve Morrison over his future.
And although he is a boyhood Bluebirds fan, he has never played for the Welsh side and any move to the Welsh capital would surely be the shock story of the summer, with the forward revealing a decision on his future is imminent, according to WalesOnline.
Gareth Bale visited Cardiff City to hold talks with boss Steve Morrison over a potential move
Rumours of a potential move to Cardiff had previously circled but were largely dismissed as speculative, but the player’s appearance the Bluebirds’ training ground has seen them reignited.
Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett revealed in an earlier interview that ‘what Gareth does next is not about money’, while Wales manager Robert Page said the idea of his captain joining Cardiff ‘ticks all the boxes’ and ‘makes a lot of sense’.
Bale himself said that the quality of a prospective side was not necessarily paramount to his decision-making process, but he was more interested in playing regular football ahead of spear-heading his side’s World Cup campaign in Qatar.
Gareth Bale has revealed he is not concerned with the standard of club football he plays
Prior to Wales’ June Nations League clash with Holland: ‘It’s something I guess I need to sit down and go through.
‘Not just with my family, but with the manager here (Page), with the physios here that we use, to see what would give me the best chance of being fit come November and December.
‘I don’t really know if the standard makes too much of a difference. A football game is a football game.
Bale and Wales boss Rob Page know it is important for the player to play week in, week out
‘I feel like I’ll never really lose my quality on the ball. I guess it’s a conversation to be had.
‘I need time to think what’s the best move for me, my family, my kids, and hopefully we’ll sort that over the summer. I have options.’
Despite the frenzied excitement this latest development will understandably cause in some sections of the Cardiff fanbase, the five-time Champions League winner’s future is still unclear, with the player set to go on holiday again until July 16.
Cardiff are not the only side to be interested in taking on one of European football’s most decorated forwards on a free transfer, with Newcastle and several MLS outfits monitoring Bale’s situation closely.