Welsh striker Gareth Bale, considered during its transfer in 2013 as the most expensive player in history, has extended his contract with Real Madrid for three more seasons, until 2022, said Sunday the Madrid club .
“Real Madrid and Gareth Bale have agreed on an extension of the player’s contract, which is now tied to the club until June 30, 2022,” wrote the Real in a statement.
Bale, 27, will appear Monday (12:30 GMT) at a press conference after signing the new contract, said the club European champion title.
The great left is one of the stars of Real since his resounding transfer in summer 2013 from Tottenham for a record amount at the time of about EUR 100 million.
But this amount has since been cleared by the transfer of Paul Pogba French at Manchester United this summer to EUR 105 million (over 5 million bonus).
After a period of adjustment complex in Madrid, the Welsh winger began to reach its full potential in the attacking trio “BBC” (Bale-Benzema-Ronaldo) and twice won the Champions League with Real, in 2014 and 2016.
fast and powerful striker, the former Southampton player (2005-2007) and Tottenham (2007-2013) is an undisputed holder in the team coached by Zinédine Zidane.
His contract extension follows those signed in recent weeks by Toni Kroos, Luka Modric or Lucas Vazquez, a sign that Real is trying to shield its workforce in the event that he could no longer recruit.
The Madrid club is indeed within the scope of a ban on transfers for the next two mercatos (January-August 2017), a penalty imposed by Fifa for irregularities in transfers of minors. The “White House” has nevertheless appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
The Spanish press also lends intend to Madrid leaders soon extend the contract of the Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo (31), which ends in 2018.