Ryan Giggs Unconcerned Where Gareth Bale Plays Next Season

Wales head coach Ryan Giggs has said that he is not concerned as to which club Gareth Bale plays for next season. The attacker’s future remains in question at the Bernabeu after having fallen down the pecking order under Zinedine Zidane. Bale has struggled with numerous injuries over the past 18 months, and it appears that he is now at loggerheads with the manager, who is reluctant to play him from the starting line-up in every other game.

Despite this, Giggs is unperturbed over the situation, and he believes the 28-year-old ought to be under scrutiny given he is playing for a club of Real Madrid’s calibre. He said: “His future doesn't concern me, he's at a brilliant club. When you're at a top club, as I know, you're constantly under scrutiny.I went to see him and he was happy. He wasn't happy he didn't start, but the next few games he started.”

The speculation over Bale’s future has begun with less than three months before the season close, and most of the clubs associated are unsurprisingly from the Premier League. Long-time admirers Manchester United have been touted as the main admirers for the Euro 2016 semi-finalist, but there is also the talk of Jose Mourinho’s potentially ignoring the Welshman as he is likely to place emphasis on bolstering the midfield and defence in the summer.

Bale has won three Champions League titles during his four-and-a-half year stay with Los Blancos, and the Spanish outfit are seemingly desperate to win the European crown once more this term, in order to salvage what has been a horrendous campaign by their standards. Real Madrid are already out of contention for La Liga and Copa del Rey honours, and they need to win the Champions League for a third successive campaign to call the season a success.