Real Madrid star Gareth Bale is set to extend his stay at the Santiago Bernabeu until 2021, according to Spanish reports.
Madrid-based publication Marca claims that the new deal will see Bale become the club’s joint-second best paid player behind Cristiano Ronaldo.
The 27-year-old will earn £8.6million a season in the Spanish capital – a figure that is matched by Real captain Sergio Ramos.
Marca also claims that Ronaldo and precocious talent Martin Odegaard are in line for new deals too.
Bale has enjoyed a stellar three years at Real since joining from Tottenham, winning two Champions Leagues, the FIFA Club World Cup and the Copa del Rey during his time there so far.
On Sunday, the forward opened his account for the new season by scoring a double in their La Liga 3-0 victory at Real Sociedad.
After the match, Real coach Zinedine Zidane praised the Wales international for his exploits having missed most of pre-season due to his Euro 2016 exploits.
‘I’m happy for him, because he is physically behind the others and that has not been noticed,’ he said.
‘He started in the best way, scoring early. This is a difficult place to come if you do not take your chances. Gareth has already said this one is an important year for him, and it is showing.’