There is a lot of speculation surrounding Gareth Bale’s future, with Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti indicating the winger is set to leave the club at the end of the season.

Bale has been on the sidelines at Real for some time – he was loaned out to Tottenham Hotspur last season – and it will be interesting to see where he heads next.

“Now, he [Bale] is in good health, and he wants to finish [well]”, Ancelotti said in his pre-match press conference ahead of the Champions League game between Real Madrid and PSG. “He deserves it because for this club Bale has won many titles. He helped the team and the club win the Champions League and the Copa del Rey. So for him, he wants to finish here and it’s good for his career.”

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Has Bale played this season?

Bale played 74 minutes on Saturday as Real drew 0-0 at Villarreal.

It was only the winger’s fourth appearance of the campaign, and his first since September. He scored his only goal for the club this season on August 22 in a 3-3 draw with Levante.

A succession of injuries – he’s battled knee, calf and back problems, as well as coronavirus – have significantly limited Bale’s playing time so far this campaign.

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He was included in the squad for the Champions League game against PSG but only as a substitute, not included in the starting XI.

Last season, Bale was loaned out to former club Tottenham, where he made 20 Premier League appearances, scoring 11 goals and assisting two more. The previous season with Real Madrid, Bale collected 20 appearances in total in all competitions.

What did Bale win at Real Madrid?

Since joining Real from Tottenham in 2013, Bale has won numerous trophies. More importantly, he won the Champions League four times (in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018), including scoring a header against Liverpool in the final in 2018. He also scored a 40-yard strike in that match which was dropped by Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius. He was on target against Atletico Madrid in the 2014 final. He scored a penalty in the shootout against the same opponents in the final in 2016.

Along with his European success, Bale has also won two La Liga titles (in 2016-17 and 2019-20). Moreover, he won the Copa del Rey in 2013-14 and the Supercopa de Espana in 2017. He also won the Club World Cup three times (in 2014, 2017 and 2018) and the Super Cup. UEFA three times (in 2014, 2016 and 2017).

What is Bale’s salary?

According to AS, Bale has an annual salary of $20.3m.

When does Bale’s contract expire?

Bale’s contract at Real Madrid is due to expire on June 30, 2022.

Will Bale return to the Premier League?

Following Ancelotti’s aforementioned comments, there have been speculations about Bale possibly joining Tottenham for a third spell. Bale scored 11 goals in 20 Premier League games while on loan at Tottenham last season.

The 32-year-old would surely relish the chance to test himself in the Premier League again, although it remains to be seen if a deal will materialise. Newcastle, given their owners, could also be a possible destination if they manage to stay in the top flight.

Bale will be looking forward to playing at a high level ahead of the 2022 World Cup if Wales manage to beat Austria in the qualifiers.