Bale: Bayern links an honour

Gareth Bale admitted it was an ‘honour’ to be linked to Bayern Munich and ‘could not rule out’ a future move to the club.

The Welshman could be on the verge of a summer exit from the Bernabeu and is not expected to start for Zinedine Zidane’s side against Bayern in their Champions League semi-final first leg on Wednesday.

“You can never rule out anything in football,” Bale responded when quizzed over links to Bayern Munich, as cited by ESPN FC.

“Currently, I play football at Real Madrid and I enjoy that. Bayern have a fantastic squad and already in the past they have always been one of the most successful clubs in Europe.

“It's an honour for everyone to be linked with this club. But as of now I am a Real Madrid player.

“My return this season? I think that an average of a goal every second match is not bad at all but still, there is always potential to develop further.

“This also applies to me. To be honest, I always want more. More games and more goals.

“Lewandowski? He certainly has what it takes for Real, he's one of the best strikers in the world, who has proved a recipe for goals both at Bayern and his national team.”

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