Bale doesn't want Premier League return, insists agent

The Welshman has been linked with a stunning move to Manchester United after struggling with form and fitness in the early part of the season

Gareth Bale is not interested in leaving Real Madrid for a return to the Premier League, one of his representatives – David Manasseh – has said.

The 25-year-old impressed in his first season at the Santiago Bernabeu, scoring 22 goals in 44 appearances in all competitions, including crucial strikes in the Champions League and Copa del Rey finals.

However, Bale has been struggling to replicate that form in 2014-15 and recent rumours claimed that Madrid were interested in an outrageous player-exchange deal that would see Angel Di Maria return to the Spanish capital from Manchester United, with Bale moving in the opposite direction.

The attacker’s representative has now laughed off such a transfer, though, and has insisted that Bale is happy at his current club.

“It is not true that Gareth wants to return to the Premier League,” Manasseh told Calciomercato.

“Everything is going well for him at Madrid and he wants to continue to wear the Real Madrid jersey.

“These rumours about a swap with United are absolute rubbish.”

Bale has a contract with Madrid until the summer of 2019.