Welsh superstar Gareth Bale has reportedly signed a new deal with Real Madrid that extends his current contract till 2021.
Spanish publication Sport have reported on Tuesday that Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale has renewed his Real Madrid contract for a further two years, with the new contract running till 2021. The report added that Real Madrid president has been impressed by the Welsh star’s form at Real Madrid and has decided to reward the 27-year-old with an extended stay at Santiago Bernabeu.
Gareth Bale has shown continuous improvement in his form at Real Madrid over the past three seasons since joining the club from Tottenham in a deal worth more than €100m. The 27-year-old registered 15 goals and 12 assists in his debut season in the Liga BBVA for Los Blancos while also recording 6 goals and 4 assists in 12 Champions League appearances (stats via whoscored).
Bale’s performances saw a sharp rise in the last season as the winger-cum-forward finished the campaign with 19 goals and 10 assists in 23 league appearances. He was the third highest rated player in the league for the season ahead of Barcelona’s Luis Suarez and fellow Los Blancos teammate Cristiano Ronaldo, while also playing a pivotal part in Real Madrids’s La Decima and UnDecima trophies (stats via whoscored).
The 27-year-old ended the season on a remarkable high as he led the Welsh front-line, guiding the nation to their best ever finish in an international tournament by reaching the semi-finals of Euro 2016. Bale scored 3 goals in 6 matches but was unable to reach the finals as Wales faced defeat at the hands of Portugal led by his Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo (stats via whoscored).
There were rumours circulating after the European Championships that Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo were to be offered extensions on their current deals as a reward for their recent performances. Sport have reported that while Gareth Bale’s extension has been confirmed, the Euro 2016 winner is also set to be offered a new contract till 2021 like his Welsh counterpart. An official announcement regarding the Portuguese superstar’s new deal is likely to be made before the end of August.