Gareth Bale has excited Cardiff fans by visiting the Sky Bet Championship club’s base on their first day of pre-season training.
Bale has been linked with a move to his hometown side following the end of his nine-year stay at Real Madrid.
The five-time Champions League winner is without a team ahead of playing for Wales at the World Cup in Qatar in November.
Gareth Bale visited Cardiff City's training base and spoke to their manager about a move today, according to Wales Online ? pic.twitter.com/xlroG5WGco
— GOAL (@goal) June 22, 2022
The Welsh legend added further speculation in stating that he's not concerned about the level he's playing at.
"I don’t really know if the standard makes too much of a difference," he said, while on international duty with Wales last week.
"A football game is a football game.
"I feel like I’ll never really lose my quality on the ball. I guess it’s a conversation to be had.
"I need time to think what’s the best move for me, my family, my kids, and hopefully we’ll sort that over the summer. I have options."
Exclusive: Gareth Bale visited Cardiff City's training base today and spoke with Steve Morison for the first time.
+ Told he will make decision in coming days
+ Going on hols again until July 16
+ Vincent Tan keeping very close tabs on it #CCFC #Bluebirds https://t.co/SvBGD8ikJz
— Glen Williams (@GlenWilliams12) June 22, 2022
One obstacle may be the money on offer.
The move would require Bale to take a huge pay cut – the Wales captain reportedly earned a £600,000 per week at Real.