Speaking ahead of Wales’ game against the Czech Republic in Cardiff on Tuesday, Gareth Bale insisted that he still has a contract with Real Madrid amidst constant speculation over his future.

I think for me, first and foremost, I still have this season and I still have plenty of games to go for the Euros. Obviously, going into next season, legally my contract says I have to go back to Real Madrid, which is what I stated, which I don’t think is being disrespectful to anybody. That’s legally what I have to do.

Real Madrid are, I guess, my parent club and, as far as I agreed, I was at Tottenham on loan until the end of the season and I go back. That’s the plan so far.

The reason I left was because I wanted to play games and get match fit and enjoy my football. Obviously, come the summer I will go back to Real Madrid and we’ll go from there.

I think the plan is to go back and whether then I sit down with my agent and decide is something that we’ll do in the summer.”