Real Madrid and Gareth Bale are negotiating a contract extension but this could a tough process for Real Madrid.
The Welsh attacker has cemented his status within the club after last season and wants to earn around €17 million/year, according to El Chiringuito’s Eduardo Inda.
Bale’s current deal expires in 2019 i.e. he’s current contract has only three years remaining which is why Real Madrid want him to sign a new contract.
Who is Bale?
Gareth Frank Bale is a Welsh professional footballer who plays as a winger for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Wales national team. Born on July 16, 1989 (age 27), Cardiff, United Kingdom
Team captain Sergio Ramos earns €10 million and had a very controversial negotiation a year ago.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the only player earning more than Ramos, so signing Bale to that €17 million contract could be problematic as other players could ask for a significant raise shortly after.
Real Madrid have had problems with contract negotiations in the past.
Angel Di Maria and Mesut Ozil, for example, left the club after their agents demanded a new salary that Los Blancos were not willing to meet.
Bale’s case will most likely be different as he is set to be the face of Real Madrid once Ronaldo enters his decline, but Florentino Perez and the rest of the board will have to be flexible.
Source: Managing madrid
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