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Ex-Tottenham star ​Poyet: Bale told me he's happy at Real Madrid

Gareth Bale is very happy at Real Madrid.

That is according to former Tottenham star Gus Poyet, who believes Bale will not be going anywhere.

There are rumours that both Bale and Madrid would be happy to end their relationship at the end of the season, with Manchester United and Spurs touted as potential landing spots.

But now it appears the 29-year-old has no intention of leaving, especially given the high wages he earns in the Spanish capital.

"I saw a good, happy Gareth Bale, even if there has been some problems on the pitch," Poyet told The Debate on Sky Sports.

"In Spain, there's a lot of talk about how Zidane is going to have plenty of power in the summer to renew the squad.

"Yes, [I spoke to him]. I saw he was happy. I asked him 'how are you?' because of all this. He said he's so happy there.

"He has three kids. The weather was unbelievable. Playing for Real Madrid in that weather with his family in Madrid... I cannot see him leaving except if, of course, the manager tells him.

"We talk about golf that he likes a lot because everybody is talking more about that than his football, but he's doing well."

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