Even though Real Madrid supporters haven't been quite easy on him, it looks like Gareth Bale is still planning to extend his stay at Santiago Bernabeu.
According to Marca (via The Daily Mail), the Welsh winger has already let his entourage know he has 'no plans' of leaving Real Madrid in this upcoming transfer window.
The 29-year-old has been one of the team's scapegoats during their recent struggles and he's faced heavy criticism because of his proneness to get hurt and inconsistency, as well as his so-called lack of interest in adapting to the Spanish lifestyle.
Still, Bale has allegedly claimed that he's interested in running out his contract with Los Blancos, which is set to expire in 2022.
However, Zinedine Zidane's appointment as Real Madrid's boss may not mean great news for the Wales International, whose future may be decided rather sooner than later.
"Gareth's future and other players, we'll talk about that at the end of the season. We've got nine games left. I can confirm that we will have to make changes next season but now is not the time to talk about it", Zidane told The Express when asked about Bale's future with the team.
The former Tottenham winger has been tied with a potential summer exit amid Manchester United's interest in his services, especially considering how poorly Alexis Sanchez has fared at Old Trafford and how mistreated Bale has been at Santiago Bernabeu.
Bale was supposed to take over the team when Cristiano Ronaldo completed a shocking move to Juventus, but the Welshman hasn't been able to step up and prove why Los Blancos paid such a high fee for his services in 2012.
However, he's one of the most talented wingers in the world and he's played a major part in Real Madrid's recent success, so hopefully, he'll find a way to turn things around any time soon.