Bale to stay at Real till 2022
GARETH Bale has agreed to sign a six-year contract extension with Real Madrid and the European champions are set to announce
new deals for Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe and Luka Modric, Spanish media reported on Wednesday.
Radio station Cadena Ser said Bale, who joined
Real for a then world-record fee of 100 million euros (S$152 million) in 2013, will sign a new contract,
which will last until 2022, in the next two weeks.
Central defender Pepe, whose existing deal was set
to end next year, will extend his contract until 2018.
Ronaldo, Real's all time top scorer, is poised to sign
a four-year contract until 2020.
Midfield playmaker Modric is also about to be
offered a new deal.
Wales international Bale has won two Champions Leagues and a King's Cup in three full seasons with Real, scoring 65 goals in all competitions.
France midfielder Paul Pogba replaced him as
the world's most expensive player when he completed
an £89 million (S$156 million) move from Juventus
to Manchester United this year.
Real midfielder Toni Kroos has agreed a
new contract until 2016.
Real are banned from registering new arrivals
for the next two transfer windows due to a ban
imposed by Fifa for breaking rules regarding
the signing of under-age foreign players.