Bale scored 16 goals for Tottenham after his return to north London on a loan deal from Real Madrid that is scheduled to expire at the end of June.

 

There has been fierce speculation over whether Bale might hang up his boots this summer, using the European Championship with Wales to bow out.

 

 

Wales defender Ampadu revealed that the Welsh squad hope that their talisman Bale will continue playing post the European Championship.

 

Ampadu added that Bale has had a fantastic career and wants him to extend his playing career until the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, admitting he has heard nothing about talk the forward could retire.

 

 

“He’s had a fantastic career and everyone in the Welsh squad hopes [Bale will] not [stop featuring for Wales after the European Championship]. Nothing has been said”, Ampadu was quoted as saying by the Sun.

 

“I hope that [Bale featuring for Wales in the World Cup] can happen.

 

 

“Going on form, he scored a couple of goals in the last game of the season and I hope he can bring them here.

 

“He’s a world-class player.”

 

Bale has so far collected 90 caps for Wales at international level, with a return of 33 goals.

 

Wales have group fixtures against Switzerland, Turkey and Italy at Euro 2020, and Bale will be looking to shine.