RYAN Giggs insists it matters little to him – or Wales – if Gareth Bale’s Spanish adventure ends this summer and he returns to the Premier League.
The future of Wales’ biggest star, and still their most important player, is unclear after his season ended in rejection at Real Madrid.
But as Giggs named Bale in his squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Croatia and Hungary on June 8 and 11, the manager stressed that the uncertainty over his talisman will not affect the team’s campaign.
Giggs’ predecessor, Chris Coleman always maintained that Bale was better off in Madrid than at home – citing the less intense nature of La Liga compared to the Premier League as evidence that the 29-year-old was better off in Spanish football when it came to helping to national cause.
But as the former Tottenham player continues to be linked with a move away from the Bernabeu after an alleged falling out with Zinedine Zidane – following reports that the Real manager admitted Bale was not part of his plans for next season – Giggs is unmoved.
“I don’t get myself involved with what’s happening at club level – all I am worried about and focused on is getting Gareth firing for these qualifying games in June.
“He’s shown the world that he is a world-class player, whether he is in Spain or somewhere else, my focus is on whether he can turn up fit like he did last week.”