Real confirm big decision on Bale

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With Gareth Bale's contract set to expire at the end of the season, Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has now confirmed the player's future at the club.

The 32-year-old, who is the Spanish giants' second-most expensive signing in their history, is now in his ninth year at Real following his €101 million (R1.7 billion) switch from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013.

Having amassed more than 250 appearances and scored 106 goals for Los Blancos, the Welshman will now see his career in the Spanish capital come to a contractual end, with manager Ancelotti having confirmed that the player's time at the club will soon reach its conclusion, per Marca.

Scroll through the mini-gallery above to see two other Real stars whose contracts will also expire at the end of the season

Speaking at a pre-match press conference ahead of his side's UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday, Ancelotti said: "Bale hasn't disrespected his teammates 

"He trains well, he's professional.

"He wants to end things here as he deserves to because he's helped us to win the Champions League and he's done important things.

"I think finishing things well here would be good for his career."

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With the former Spurs winger set to leave the Santiago Bernabeu, he will bring an end to a glittering career with the LaLiga giants, which includes four Champions League trophies, four FIFA Club World Cups and two league titles, among other European and domestic honours.

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