Bale agrees Real Madrid extension

Real Madrid have received a welcome boost with the news that Gareth Bale has agreed a new contract which keeps him tied to the club until June 2022.

The 27-year-old Welshman has made 12 appearances in all competitions this season, bagging four goals and providing one assist.

A statement on the club's official website read: "Real Madrid C. F. and Gareth Bale have agreed an extension to the player's contract, keeping him at the club until the 30th of June 2022.

"Tomorrow, Monday at 1:30pm, Gareth Bale will appear at a press conference in the media room at the Santiago Bernabéu."

The Welsh international joined Los Blancos on a six-year deal from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013 for a then world record fee of €100 million.

During that time he has scored 50 goals in 90 appearances in La Liga while also helping Real to win five trophies, including winning the Champions League in 2014 and 2016.

Negotiations over a contract extension had been going on for several months between Real Madrid and the player’s agent Jonathan Barnett, with an agreement reached a few weeks ago.