Gareth Bale is in view of concluding his playing career this summer if Wales fail to qualify for this year’s World Cup, however could consider teaming with a Championship club if he assists his country make the tournament in Qatar.
Wales face a play-off versus Austria in Cardiff in March and, if they triumph, they will then face either Scotland or Ukraine for a place in the finals.
Wales have not accomplished for the World Cup since 1958 and Bale is eager to represent his country at the tourney prior the end of his career.
However, if Wales fail at the play-off stage, retirement could be on the mind for Bale, whose Real Madrid agreement expires at the end of the season.
But, if Wales do reach their first World Cup in 64 years, Bale could think about signing a short-term contract with a Premier League or Championship side to assure he is ready for the tournament.
It is believed Bale could consider uniting with Cardiff or Swansea.
Bale became part of Real Madrid from Tottenham for a then world-record fee in 2013 and has gone on to triumph four Champions Leagues and two La Liga titles in the Spanish capital.