Winger to become highest paid player in White Hart Lane history.
Tottenham are set to make Gareth Bale the highest paid player in the club’s history by offering him £130,000 a-week to stay at White Hart Lane.
Source: Evening Standard
Bale has been the star of the Premier League this season and is a £50million summer transfer target for Real Madrid, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Bayern Munich, while Manchester United have also expressed an passing interest.
Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is confident of keeping the 23-year-old Welsh international at White Hart Lane beyond the end of the season providing Champions League football is secured via a top-four finish in the Premier League this season.
And Tottenham are set to tempt him into committing his future to the club by offering him a new four-year contract worth £130,000 a-week in an attempt to head off the interest from Europe’s biggest clubs.
Bale currently has three years of his contract to run with it not expiring until the end of the 2015/16 season, and although the new deal would only extend his terms by a further year it is the £55,000 a-week increase in his salary that is most significant.
Real Madrid are understood to be in pole position to sign Bale should he leave Tottenham in the summer with the two clubs having signed a “partnership agreement” last summer when Luka Modric moved from White Hart Lane to the Bernabeu in a £33million deal.