The latest Real Madrid news updates have revealed that Gareth Bale is now the club’s highest paid player. He has outstripped CR7 in the payment stakes with his new six-year deal. This has reportedly caused a little heartburn as far as Ronaldo is concerned according to recent rumors.
The latest Real Madrid news updates have confirmed Gareth Bale’s new six-year deal with the club. According to the Irish Mirror, by virtue of this contract, Bale will stay at Real Madrid till the year 2022. His buy-out clause currently stands at a whopping €1billion!
Real Madrid news updates have also hinted at a hint of jealousy as far as Christiano Ronaldo is concerned. Bale first eclipsed Ronaldo as the most expensive player in the world when he arrived at Real Madrid. His new six-year deal now gives him £600,000 on a weekly basis.
This move is also expected to terminate all attempts by Premier League clubs including Manchester United to lure Bale. Bale had earlier kept his new deal on hold since he knew that the club cannot register new players till January 2018. Other stars like Lucas Vazquez, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric have signed contract extensions prior to Bale.
As per reports, Christiano Ronaldo presently earns approximately $290, 000 on a weekly basis. Bale, on the other hand, will be raking in around $350, 000 every week post taxes. This is expected to make CR7 more than a little jealous as per rumors.
What Ronaldo May Do Now
Ronaldo is also in line for a renegotiation of his own deal and may angle for a better offer than Bale. BBC Sport Wales has also revealed that ex-president at Real Madrid, Ramon Calderon has praised Bale as “one of the greats”.
Calderon has talked of how “everyone loves him here” and of the “fantastic job” that Bale has executed till date. He added that Bale would be remembered akin to other Madrid legends like Zidane, Ronaldo, Figo and even Di Stefano. In his time at the club, Bale has inspired Real Madrid towards winning two Champions League titles along with the Copa del Rey.
Bale has also been backed by ex-Madrid chief John Toshack who feels that he will eventually be the main man for his club.