Gareth Bale retired at the end of the season?

Under contract with Real Madrid until the end of the season, Gareth Bale is thinking about his future in football. The Athletic ensures that an extension is not on the agenda, but also that in the event of Wales not qualifying for the 2022 World Cup, the winger could retire.

Once again plagued by injuries this season, Gareth Bale (32) has taken part in only three league games with Real Madrid. At the end of the contract in June 2022 with the people of Madrid, the winger should not extend his contract according to The Athletic.

An unsurprising decision given the contrasting end of the Welshman’s adventure with his club. But beyond being without a club in a few months, it is the player’s career that could end. The English media claim that if Wales were to fail to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the player will seriously consider retirement.

Remember that the Welsh selection must compete in the play-offs and triumph over Scotland, Ukraine and Austria to hope to participate in the World Cup. Given the stakes, there is no doubt that the former Tottenham will give his all to help the Welsh to pass this stage. The meeting against the Austrians on March 24, 2022 will already be decisive for the future of the Madrid player.

A retirement already mentioned

It’s not the first time that a rumor announcing a potential career end for Bale has come up. Following the elimination of Wales in the round of 16 of Euro 2021, the English press had raised the possibility of seeing the player retire from the club, but continue to play for the national team. The idea of ​​terminating his contract with the club coached by Carlo Ancelotti had even been put forward. But in the end, the striker did not take this option into account.

To see if 2022 will be the year when the former side will decide to put away his crampons. In the meantime, the latter will finish the season with his current club, The Athletic ensuring that a departure in January is not planned.

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