Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale has been constantly linked with a move to Manchester UnitedGetty

Former Tottenham Hotspur star Gareth Bale has refused to rule out a Premier League return in the future, but admitted that he is "very happy" at Real Madrid. He joined the Spanish capital club in 2013 and went on to win the Champions League and the Copa del Rey in his debut season.

The Wales international failed to replicate his first season form during the 2014/15 campaign. The forward has been struggling with injuries and returned to action in his side's disappointing 4-0 defeat to Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu on 21 November.

Manchester United were rumoured to be interested in securing Bale's signature in the summer. However, his agent Jonathan Barnett told IBTimes UK in August there was no interest from the Premier League giants in signing his client.

Louis van Gaal's side are expected to make a £90m ($136.6m) bid for the Real star next summer, according to the Independent. Bale claims he is enjoying his time with his current employers, but refused to commit his long-term future to the 10-time European champions.

"My plan when I first started playing football was to try to reach the pinnacle – and Real Madrid is the pinnacle. Now I'm here, I want to win trophies and to win titles, and just do the best I can for my career," Bale told the Mirror.

"I will never say never when it comes to going back to the Premier League, because you don't know what the future holds. But I am enjoying my time here. I am very happy. I had conversations with Rafa in the summer and I am delighted about where I am going to be playing this season.

"I like the role behind the striker and feel that's my position. I can drift into areas, find the space and, when I get the ball, I can attack. It's my best position – and I think this year is going to be a great season."