Real Madrid are reportedly set to make Gareth Bale the highest paid player in the world with a staggering deal worth £195m over five years.
According to The Sun, the La Liga giants are willing to hand the Welshman a new deal worth £750,000-a-week in order to get him to commit his long-term future to the club.
It’s added that they’re keen to keep him amid speculation of a possible move to Manchester United as well as other European giants, and are hopeful of agreeing to new terms despite the fact that Bale’s current deal runs until 2019.
Cristiano Ronaldo is also said to be involved in talks over a new deal which will also see Madrid splash out, as they look to keep their two big superstars at the club for the foreseeable future.
Zinedine Zidane has already seen Toni Kroos and Luka Modric put pen to paper on new deals this month, and it appears as though Bale may be the next to follow suit.
The 27-year-old joined Madrid in 2013 from Tottenham, and has gone on to score 62 goals in 133 appearances in all competitions for the club.
That in turn has helped the Spanish outfit win two Champions League trophies during his time at the club in 2014 and earlier this year, while he has also lifted the Copa del Rey, FIFA Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup in the three years since arriving at the Bernabeu.
The numbers talked about are shocking and some will argue that it’s ridiculous that any player is being paid such figures. Nevertheless, if it translates into success on the pitch and further income off it, then perhaps that’s enough for Madrid to convince themselves it’s the right move.