Tottenham Hotspur ready to double Gareth Bale’s wages

Tottenham Hotspur are considering doubling Gareth Bale's wages to around £8m a year in a bid to keep the star winger at the club

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Tottenham Hotspur are considering doubling Gareth Bale’s wages to around £8m a year in a bid to keep him at the club.

The 23-year-old has been crucial to the club’s progress towards landing a prized Champions League spot. He has already scored 20 goals in all competitions this season and, provided Tottenham clinch a top-four spot in the Premier League, the club are ready to make a £40m offer over five years to the player.

Bale signed a £75,000-a-week deal last year that is due to run until 2016. But the Wales international’s increasing importance in the team and sensational performances this season have pushed Tottenham to reconsider the player’s terms and consider doubling his wages to £150,000 a week.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has recognised the need to reward Bale for his outstanding efforts this season, with the player earning comparisons to the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Manchester City are said to head of a list of suitors apparently ready to spend big money to land him this summer.

It is understood that Spurs currently value the player at around £60m and would reject out of hand any offer below that level. Levy sees Bale as a vital piece for the growth of the club, both at a sporting and commercial level, and recognises that his flair, twinned with his maturity, will help attract sponsors and advertising.

It is known that the player is ambitious and considers Real Madrid as his top choice if he is to leave. But Levy is hopeful that an improved financial deal could motivate him to stay at the club.

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