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Gareth Bale warned agent for suggesting he could play for England

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The Real Madrid star is in line to make his 100th cap for Wales this weekend.

Gareth Bale made his international debut in Wales’ 2-1 win over Trinidad & Tobago on May 27, 2006. The Dragons winger has been a cornerstone of Wales’ squad in recent years, captaining them through several tournaments.

Bale hopes to make his 100th appearance for Wales this weekend as they face Belarus in a World Cup qualifier.
In a new interview, the Welshman’s agent Jonathan ­Barnett has spoken about Bale’s love for his country.

“If he gets to the World Cup with Wales, I think that will be his crowning glory,” said Barnett (via Mirror). “From the first day I met him and his father, he said to us how special Wales was.

“When we spoke to him, he had the possibility to play for England. He said, ‘Never say that again if you want to be my agent!’

“He is a ­fanatical Welshman.”

Bale has featured in two major tournaments for Wales. In 2016, the Dragons took Europe by storm when they reached the Euros’ semi-finals. They were denied from getting to the final by a 2-0 defeat against tournament winners Portugal.

Five years later, Bale captained his side in Euro 2020 this summer. However, despite showing glances of their top form, the Dragons could not get past the round of 16.

Bale has the chance to participate in the next year’s World Cup with Wales. Robert Page’s side are third in Group E of the qualifiers, competing with the Czech Republic for the runner-up spot.

After their match against Belarus, Bale and co will face Belgium in their next qualifier on Tuesday.