Bale to stay at Real till 2022

SIX-YEAR EXTENSION: Bale is one of the first of Real Madrid's big stars to sign a new deal. The club are also expected to announce new contracts for Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe and Luka Modric in a move to protect their legacy at home and in Europe.


    Oct 14, 2016

    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.