Cardiff are confident of signing Gareth Bale this summer, according to talkSPORT.
The Championship side are even telling potential new signings that they are convinced to sign the five-time Champions League winner.
Bale, a proud Welshman, could be set to make a shock move to Championship side CardiffGetty
Bale will be a free agent on July 1, with the player recently announcing that he will see out the final year of his contract with Real Madrid.
Having struggled for playing time throughout his nine-year spell at the Bernabeu, Bale will be eager to move to a club that will guarantee him first-team football as he seeks to maintain his fitness ahead of the FIFA Cup. world 2022 in Qatar, which starts in November.
He has been linked with a host of clubs, including former club Tottenham, however, Cardiff appears to be his next destination.
Bale is widely reported to have visited the Cardiff training base on Wednesday and talkSPORT understands he is seriously considering a return to his hometown club after talks with manager Steve Morison.
Ahead of Wales’ June 3-2 Nations League loss to the Netherlands in Rotterdam, he revealed: “It’s something I guess I have to sit down and get through.
“Not just with my family, but with the manager here (Robert Page), with the physios here that we use, to see what would give me the best chance of being fit in November and December.
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Bale struggled to convince Real Madrid fans. He would have no problem getting there in CardiffGetty
“I don’t really know if the standard makes too much of a difference. A football game is a football game.
“I feel like I’ll never really lose my quality on the ball. I guess that’s a conversation to have.
“I need time to think about what’s the best move for me, my family, my kids, and hopefully we sort that out over the summer. I have options.
Despite struggling in the Spanish capital, Bale will bring a wealth of experience and success to Cardiff should the move materialize.
Bale has five Champions League winners’ medals to his name. He has also won La Liga three times and the Copa del Rey once.
However, it is his form for Wales that will impress Cardiff fans the most, having played a key role in helping them qualify for Euro 2020 and Euro 2016.
He also scored decisive goals on Wales’ path to a first World Cup in 64 years, netting twice in their semi-final win over Austria, while netting the winner in their win in final against Ukraine.
Wales begin their World Cup campaign against the United States on November 21, before facing Iran and England in their other two group matches.
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