Gareth Bale has reportedly renewed his Real Madrid contract for a further five years and becomes the club’s second-best paid player behind Cristiano Ronaldo.
Marca claims the agreement has been settled between Los Blancos and the Wales international and only Euro 2016 winner Ronaldo is above Bale in the wage stakes.
Ronaldo will also soon be tied to Santiago Bernabeu for five years and it’s suggested Madrid wanted continuity with the long-term futures of their two most important attacking players settled.
The 27-year old will be paid €10m-per-season, the same as Sergio Ramos, a raise on the terms of his previous deal.
The Welshman struck a brace as Real Madrid claimed maximum points at Anoeta, overcoming the first hurdle in their quest to lift another La Liga title.
The visitors dominated from the off thanks to Gareth Bale’s early opener and their dominance was reflected in the scoreline by Asensio’s sumptuous finish, before Bale rounded off the scoring with the final kick of the game.
The impressive opening performance also ensured that Zinedine Zidane retained his unbeaten league record on the road.