Gareth Bale gives Real Madrid boost by signing a new five-year contract
Gareth Bale has committed his future to Real Madrid after signing a new five-year contract.
The Welshman originally penned a six-year deal upon his £86m move to Madrid back in 2013 but his latest contract will now keep him at the Bernabeu till 2021.
Bale has been rewarded for his fine form throughout the 2015/16 season during which he scored 19 goals in 31 appearances and helped his side win their 11th Champions League title.
The former Tottenham star netted a brace in the La Liga opener against Real Sociedad to lead his side to a comfortable 3-0 victory - despite the absence of Ronaldo.
Spanish newspaper Marca has claimed that the 27-year-old's earnings will now reach €10m (£8.6m) a year. Bale's increased wage will put him just behind Cristiano Ronaldo. Marca has stated that the Madrid captain will also sign renewed terms within the next month.