Gareth Bale is reportedly set to sign a new two-year extension to his contract with Real Madrid to keep him at the club until 2021.
The Welshman’s current deal runs for another three years, but his form since joining the La Liga giants has been good enough to warrant early talks over an extension.
According to Marca, he’ll now become the second-highest player at the club behind Cristiano Ronaldo, who is expected to continue negotiations over his own new deal too in the coming weeks.
Bale, 27, has played a key part in Real winning two Champions League titles since he arrived in the Spanish capital, while his form overall has been impressive as he has scored some key goals along the way.
Things even got off to a great start this season too as with Ronaldo still sidelined through injury, the former Tottenham Hotspur star scored twice in his side’s win over Real Sociedad at the weekend.
His new contract is expected to be announced before the transfer window deadline passes, and it will certainly be a major boost for his confidence to know that the club have faith in him to lead them forward and continue to win trophies.
Bale is fresh from helping Wales to the semi-finals of Euro 2016, and so he has certainly enjoyed a stellar year thus far with his focus now likely to be on helping Real make a strong start to the La Liga campaign to dethrone Barcelona and claim his first domestic league title.