Real Madrid is hoping to recover from their disappointing season that consisted of not winning any major trophies, which led to the dismissal of manager Carlo Ancelotti.
Their first priority will be to make sure that 25-year-old midfielder Gareth Bale sticks around, despite heavy rumors that he is headed to Manchester United.
Bale did not have one of his better years in the 2014-15 season with Real Madrid, but he vowed that he will not leave the team.
“Of course, yes [I will be at Madrid next season]. I’m a Real Madrid player and I carry on as normal. I am enjoying it and hopefully I can continue to,” Bale said to ESPN FC.
Despite criticism from the media and fans, Bale was able to come up with 13 goals in 30 games started.
While he has had better seasons, the former Tottenham star plans to help Real Madrid win more trophies.
In addition to rumors that Bale is leaving, he was also confronted about supposedly not getting along with Cristiano Ronaldo and that they would not even pass to each other. However, Bale immediately brushed these claims aside.
“It’s rubbish. When you are on the pitch you try to help your teammates as much as you can. People are trying to create problems which aren’t there,” Bale said to dismiss these rumors.
Real Madrid will look to get back to winning trophies as they move on with Rafa Benitez as their new manager, but they will have to overcome a stacked Barcelona squad that is heavily favored to win the Champions League.