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Bale wants same Real Madrid pay packet as Cristiano - report

The Times says Gareth Bale is after a salary increase placing him alongside Cristiano Ronaldo's wages at the Bernabéu.
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Bale wants same Real Madrid pay packet as Cristiano - report
Luca Piergiovanni EFE

Following Toni Kroos' double-your-money new contract at Real Madrid, attention now turns to those next up to extend their deals at the Bernabéu - a queue that includes Gareth Bale.

Bale expecting Real to match CR7 pay

And according to reports in the UK media, Bale is also after a bumper salary hike, with The Times claiming the Welshman is demanding pay parity with Cristiano Ronaldo.

Bale currently pockets just over 580,000 euros a week before tax, but is said to expect a raise placing him in the same bracket as Ronaldo, who earns gross weekly wages of around 830,000.

Bale scored his 50th LaLiga goal for Real earlier in October.