Sunday, 30 October 2016

Gareth Bale agrees new six-year contract with Real Madrid

Gareth Bale, 27, who moved to Madrid for a world-record fee in 2013, also won the Champions League twice in three seasons at the Santiago Bernabeu, has signed a new six-year contract with Real Madrid, tying down his long-term future to the club.

Bale has won the Champions League twice in three seasons since his move to Spain, establishing himself as one of world football’s elite players.

The Wales international joins Luka Modric, Lucas Vazquez and Toni Kroos in recently signing renewed terms at Madrid, with Cristiano Ronaldo expected to follow suit.

A club stated that  “Real Madrid CF and Gareth Bale have agreed to  the extension of the player 's contract, which is linked to the club until 30 June 2022. On Monday, at 13:30, Gareth Bale will appear before the media in the room press the Bernabeu.”

According to initial reports of Bale's contract negotiations in Spain, his new contract will include a €500m (£450m) release clause.

Bale has scored 62 goals in 134 appearances for Madrid since joining in 2013 and was named in Uefa’s Champions League Squad of the Season last term.

By Juliet Amos.

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