Gareth Bale hit out at Real Madrid for blocking his move last summer and said he would consider a return to the Premier League.
Bale was all set to join Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning on a three-year deal that would have earned him a reported £1million-a-week.
The Wales international has a notoriously poor relationship with Real manager Zinedine Zidane and his spell with Madrid appeared to be at an end.
The deal was cancelled at the last minute, though, when the LaLiga club demanded a transfer fee for the player, whom they signed for £85m from Tottenham in 2013.
Although Madrid won the title last season, Bale has picked up plenty of headlines including the notorious flag he held up while on international duty that read: ‘Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order’.
The 31-year-old also asked to be left out of Madrid’s Champions League clash with Man City in August.
Ahead of Wales’ Nations League matches against Finland and Bulgaria, Bale laid the blame with the Spanish club for blocking his move.
“I tried to leave last year but they [Real Madrid] blocked everything at the last second,” Bale told Sky Sports.
“It was a project I was excited for last year but it didn’t materialise. And there have been other instances but the club won’t allow it or something, so it’s up to the club.
“I want to play football. I’m still motivated to play football. I’m 31 but I’m in great shape still and I feel I’ve got a lot to give.
“We’ll see what happens. It’s in the club’s hands and they make things very difficult to be honest.”
When asked if he would like to return to the Premier League, the former Tottenham player said: “It’s not really in my hands. If those options arise, it’s something I’d look at for sure.”