Real Madrid pair Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale have reportedly already put pen to paper on new contracts, although announcements have yet to be made.
The duo continue to play a crucial part in Zinedine Zidane side’s success, although the La Liga giants have struggled in recent weeks having been held to four consecutive draws across all competitions.
According to Cope, Ronaldo and Bale will no longer have any uncertainty over their respective futures hanging over them, with claims that they’ve both signed new contracts already.
The Portuguese international has reportedly signed on until 2021, while his Welsh teammate has penned a new long-term agreement, although further details about the contract haven’t been reported.
As noted by Cope, both men had been courted by clubs around the world, but Real will certainly now hope that the signing of new deals will end all talk about possible exits in the near future.
Bale has won two Champions League titles along with Club World Cup and Super Cup honours since arriving in the Spanish capital in 2013, while Ronaldo’s haul is naturally highly impressive too.
The 31-year-old has scored 367 goals in 353 appearances in all competitions for Los Blancos, while his list of honours include a La Liga title in 2012.
Provided that details of the Cope report are true, the new contract would keep him at Real until he turns 36 at least, and so he will look to finish his career at the highest level with the Spanish outfit.
Given his age though, it’s only natural that he will experience a decline, and with Bale as the fresher and younger player of the two, the Welshman will hope that the influence on the team shifts over to him in time as he looks to continue to win silverware with the club in the years ahead.
Meanwhile, Cope also add that Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Keylor Navas all expect to be next on the list of agreeing new contracts with the club, although there has been no such luck for Isco thus far as there has been no rush to agree new terms with him.