It is now official! Gareth Bale confirms he will be leaving Real Madrid with a heartwarming statement, “It’s been an incredible experience, I will never forget”.
This could be the end of an era after the White Angels lifted their 14th Champions League trophy after beating the Reds at Paris in a 1-0 win. That was his last big match at Madrid as he has confirmed his exit through his tweet at the early hours of 1st June, 2022. Bale tweeted " It has been an honour. Thank You!" #HalaMadrid ....with a photo of him kissing the 14th UCL trophy of Real Madrid. The fans expressed their heartfelt farewell wishes to one of the greatest wingers of his generation and one of the greatest Welsh players of all time.
"I write this message to say thank you to all my team mates, past and present, my managers, the back room staff and to the fans that supported me.
I arrived here 9 years ago as a young man who wanted to realise my dream of playing for Real Madrid. To wear the pristine white kit , to wear the crest on my chest, to play at the Santiago Bernabeu, to win titles and to be part of what it's so famous for, to win the Champions League.
I can now look back, reflect and say with honesty that this dream became a reality and much, much more.
To be a part of this club's history and to achieve what we achieved while I was a Real Madrid player, has been an incredible experience and one I will never forget.
I also want to thank President Florentino Perez, Jose Angel Sanchez, and the board for giving me the opportunity to play for this club. Together we were able to create some memories that will live forever in the history of this club and football.
It has been an honour.