Man United-linked Gareth Bale ‘delighted’ at Real Madrid - Perez

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The Santiago Bernabeu chief has stated that the Wales international has spoken about his contentment in the Spanish capital.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has poured cold water on claims that Gareth Bale could leave the club by stating that the player has spoken of his contentment at the Spanish club.

The English media have reported that Manchester United could well be lining up a mega-million offer for the former Tottenham Hotspur attacker, who has received criticism in the Spanish press of late and been labelled ‘selfish’.

However, when asked at the Ballon d’Or awards about Bale and his future at the current European champions, Perez stated that the attacker’s relationship with the Spanish club was strong.

"Bale has said he is delighted to be at Real Madrid, and Real Madrid are delighted to have him,” the Los Blancos supremo told reporters at the ceremony, according to goal.com.

The world’s most expensive player scored a pinpoint free-kick in his side’s comprehensive 3-0 victory over Espanyol at the weekend.

However, the Wales international’s performance was sullied by his decision not to pass to Cristiano Ronaldo when he was in space, which was treated by boos from the Santiago Bernabeu crowd and frustration from the current Ballon d’Or holder.

Bale has scored eight La Liga goals in 14 games for Madrid this season and has predominantly operated in a role in the right of the side’s attack for Carlo Ancelotti’s men.

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