Real Madrid's Gareth Bale Agrees New Contract Extension Until 2022

Published on: 29 October 2016

Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale has agreed a contract extension to his current deal to keep him at the Bernabeu until2022.

The club revealed the news on Sunday morning, announcing Bale would face the media on Monday after agreeing a new deal at the club.

Bale has joined the likes of Luka Modric and Toni Kroos in signing new deals with the Spanish giants this month.

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In a statement on theclub's official website, Real confirmed they had reached an agreement with former Southampton and Tottenham star Bale.

"Real Madrid CF and Gareth Bale have agreed to the extension of the player's contract, which is linked to the club until 30 June 2022," the statement reads.

Bale has consistently been linked with a move away from Real in recent years, with Manchester United often being touted as a potential home for the Welshman, but any move now seems unlikely given the contract news.

Following his performances for Real during the 2015-16 season and his starring role for Wales at the Euros during the summer, Bale had been tipped for a new contract as a reward.

While it had been reported previously the 27-year-old had been angling for a pay rise similar to his club teammate Cristiano Ronaldo, he has now agreed a deal at the club which will keep him in Spain until 2022.

Bale has emerged a key figure for Real over the past two seasons, scoring 19 La Liga goals during the 2015-16 season in just 23 appearances, helping the club to win the Champions League for the second time during his spell with the club.

Bale has also been nominated for the 2016 Ballon d'Or award.