Bale, who struggled with injuries last season in Spain, is now participating in the club's pre-season in Los Angeles, and he's looking ripped.
The Welshman has a contract until 2022 with Real Madrid.
Gareth Bale admits he has no idea if Cristiano Ronaldo will still be a team-mate of his at Real Madrid next season - but is keeping his fingers crossed the Portugal superstar does end up staying with the European champions.
"I don't see Ronaldo with another shirt, at least in top football", Salgado was quoted as saying by ESPNFC at the Star Sixes tournament in London on Sunday.
'We're not going to change Gareth, that's the way he is and we have to accept it. Look, I only found out yesterday that (Romelu) Lukaku has signed for Manchester United...
'I haven't read anything.
Not for the first time, speculation about Ronaldo's future is one of football's hottest topics after last month's shock revelation that the 32-year-old was determined to quit Real and Spain.
Salgado also feels that it would be tough for Ronaldo, who helped Real to clinch La Liga and Champions League in 2016-17, get any better.
Salgado, 41, made 254 Real Madrid appearances in La Liga over a decade, winning four league titles and two UEFA Champions League crowns. But Salgado added that the forward has become more of a big-game player in recent seasons. Right now, he is our soul.
"I think that is the thing that he learnt in the previous year. he was ready to be Cristiano Ronaldo when we needed, in the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final". I've worked hard to recover and now I'm able to do pre-season.
"Ronaldo is going to play for Real Madrid for sure".