Has Gareth Bale played his last ever game for Real Madrid?
The Welshman has had an interesting time of it in the Spanish capital, winning plenty of medals along the way.
Gareth Bale has said his goodbyes to Real Madrid. In a tweet on Wednesday morning the Welsh winger thanked his teammates, managers, backroom staff and fans that supported him. In his time with Los Blancos, Bale faced many who didn’t support him, and despite leaving with numerous trophies, medals and accolades, will continue to divide opinion on his overall contribution and value for money during this part of his career.
Bale’s departing message from Real Madrid
I write this message to say thank you to all my team mates, past and present, my managers, the back room staff and to the fans that supported me.
I arrived here 9 years ago as a young man who wanted to realise my dream of playing for Real Madrid. To wear the pristine white kit, to wear the crest on my chest, to play at the Santiago Bernabéu, to win titles and to be part of what it’s so famous for, to win the Champions League.
I can now look back, reflect and say with honesty that this dream became a reality and much, much more.
To be a part of this club’s history and to achieve what we achieved while I was a Real Madrid player, has been an incredible experience and one I will never forget.
I also want to thank President Florentino Perez, Jose Angel Sanchez, and the board for giving me the opportunity to play for this club. Together we were able to create some moments that will live forever in the history of this club and football.
It has been an honour