Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that Gareth Bale will leave the club at the end of his contract at the end of the season.
The 32-year-old Wales captain, who spent last season on loan at Tottenham, has started just four LaLiga games this season.
Bale returned to the starting line-up of Madrid in a 0-0 draw with Villarreal and after that game, Ancelotti stunned the shortlist for Tuesday’s Last-16 Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain.
The Madrid manager was questioned by Bale on Monday and revealed that his time with the club was coming to an end.
“I have a good relationship with him and the other players,” Ancelotti told reporters. “Personal relationships are strong when everyone is respectful and has always done so and has never let me down.
“Before he didn’t have much motivation, but he wants to finish well here.
“Bale has helped the team win the Champions League, the Copa del Rey and a good signing here could be good for his career.”
Bale joined Los Blancos in 2013 and had a period of neglect at the club, helping them win two LaLiga titles and four European titles, while staying out due to injury and selection.