Spurs to offer Bale massive wage in bid to keep star
Gareth Bale will be offered the opportunity to sign yet another lucrative contract at Tottenham Hotspur this summer or stay on his existing deal and be sold next year – but he has been told by the club that there is no prospect of him leaving this summer.
The 23-year-old and his advisers are currently pondering their next move, with Spurs prepared to offer him his sixth contract in six years at the club, thought to be worth in excess of £150,000 a week.
Bale, above, is already Spurs’ highest-ever earner on £100,000 a week, but negotiations could be pitched as high as £200,000 a week, putting him in a bracket with the highest-paid players in the Premier League.
There is no chance that he will be sold this summer, Bale has been told, and Levy’s recent record on that front, especially with Luka Modric in the summer of 2011, has been consistent.
Bale currently has three years remaining on his contract, and were he to remain on that, the club would feel that they have no option but to sell him next year when he reaches the critical two-year cut-off point. MORE
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