Gareth Bale refuses to rule out emotional transfer this summer

GARETH BALE has refused to rule out a sensational move to Cardiff.

The Wales captain, 32, leaves Spanish giants Real Madrid when his contract expires at the end of this month

Bale ruled out a move to Getafe last Fridayafter the La Liga club claimed he had been offered to them

But when the forward, preparing for tomorrow’s Nations League clash against Holland on Tuesday night, was directly about a return to his hometown club, he replied: “I can’t really say.

“I haven’t really looked at everything yet. I have options. I don’t have a timescale.

“I know possible destinations but it’s something I need to sit down, first and foremost with my family, and then I need to speak with managers and physios and decide what’s the best move for me, my family and my kids.”

Bale’s comments will intensify the belief he could make a shock return to Wales in the Championship

Cardiff are based at the same Vale of Glamorgan resort as Robert Page’s Wales and their medical department where there is a golf course on site.

The forward has played in the top-flight since he joined Tottenham from Southampton in 2007.

But Bale opened the door to dropping down a division when he added: “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. I feel like I’ll never really lose my quality on the ball. I guess it’s a conversation to be had.”

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