Looking at his teammates playing while he sits on the bench and gets paid is fine for Gareth Bale.

He has debunked claims that he will be heading back to England to join Manchester United and former Real Madrid manager, Jose Mourinho.

Bale has made only 19 league appearances for the club as they won their first La Liga title since 2011. 

Having attempted to prove his fitness for the final, Bale did not start against Juventus with the manager, Zinédine Zidane, opting instead for Isco. 

This made several pundits believe he could be preparing for the short flight to Old Trafford to discuss a possible transfer.

United have looked away from Antoine Griezmann after the Frenchman confirmed on Sunday that he would not be leaving Atletico Madrid this summer after the Spanish club’s transfer ban was upheld by Fifa.

Although Bale came of the bench to make a cameo in Saturday's final, the victory ensured he became the first Welshman to win club football’s most prestigious tournament for the third time at the end of a season during which the 27-year-old was plagued by injury.

“I’ve signed a long-term contract at Madrid,” he said. “My family is happy and I am happy so, yeah, we will continue what we are doing. We are winning trophies and I am happy.

“I’ve worked double sessions for three, four weeks to get myself ready for this, to get myself fit, recover from the surgery – which still has a little more healing to do – but I will be able to rest in the summer, do some more rehab and then come next season stronger."