Gareth Bale only speaks English since he came to Spain - Marcelo claims

Gareth Bale only speaks English since he came to Spain - Marcelo claims

- Gareth Bale joined Real Madrid from Premier League club Tottenham in 2013

- Bale's teammate Marcelo revealed the Welshman cannot speak Spanish language

- The Wales international scored his 100th goal for Los Blancos against Atletico Madrid

Gareth Bale is in his sixth season with Real Madrid but the 29-year-old has not been able to speak the local language in the Spanish capital.

According to Spanish news media outfit Marca, Bale's teammate Marcelo claims that the Wales international only speaks English.

There have been concerns about Bale's future at the Santiago Bernabeu but former the Tottenham star insists he is happy despite the unrest from some fans.

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Marcelo revealed life has been boring for him in the dressing room after Cristiano Ronaldo left the club to join Juventus last summer.

"Now I have no one by my side, I have Bale on the other side, but Bale does not speak, he only speaks English, we speak with gestures and say "hi, hello and good wine."'

The Welshman scored his 100th goal for Real Madrid against city rivals Atletico Madrid but his future is still uncertain as he has failed to fill the void of Ronaldo.

It is understood Bale's introverted personality is not well accepted with his fellow teammates at the club because of his inability to communicate in Spanish.

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Brazilian youngster Vinicius Junior has now been in competition with Bale on the left flanks and there are growing speculation whether he will be forced out of the club next summer.

Manchester United and Tottenham have been consistently linked with bringing the Wales star back to the Premier League.

Among his unforgettable moments at Real Madrid was his acrobatic effort against Liverpool in the Champions League final and his solo goal against Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final.

But Madrid faithfuls have grown frustrated with a number of injuries that has kept the Welshman out of action.

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He was also criticized for missing a glorious chance against Barcelona in the first leg of the Copa del Rey last week.

Meanwhile, had earlier reported that the Madrid derby between Atletico and Real ended in a 3-1 win to Los Blancos.

Casemiro scored before Antoine Griezmann responded and just before half time Sergio Ramos restored the advantage for Real to make it 2-1.

Subatitute Gareth Bale put the lead beyond the reach of Diego Simeone's side as the Welshman drilled in a left-foot shot to make it 3-1. ( -> We have updated to serve you better.

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