Welsh wizard Gareth Bale’s new wage demands have created a mutiny in the Real Madrid dressing room, according to Sport.
Gareth Bale is currently contracted with the La Liga giants until 2018, with the club preparing a new deal to secure the winger’s long term future. However, signing Bale up with a long term contract may now be easier said than done, if recent reports are to be believed.
As per Spanish news outlet Sport, Bale will renew his contract with Real Madrid, but only one one condition: that they increase his wage packet up to a whopping €17 million per year.
This massive salary will take the 26-year-old ahead of Los Blancos’ captain Sergio Ramos, and all the way up to the second position, with only the main man, Cristiano Ronaldo, ahead of him.
The Welshman’s demands have not been met positively by some of the Real Madrid players, as they believe the winger’s performances have not been good enough to earn such an astronomical sum of money, despite him scoring 19 goals for Real in 23 La Liga appearances last season.
Moreover, these unnamed squad members are reported to be unwilling to welcome such a huge gap between their own salaries and Bales’ new potential wage packet.
And as if the financial reasons weren’t enough, Bale’s grandiose attitude following his decent Euro 2016 campaign with Wales has not helped these mystery teammates feel better about the whole scenario.
Manager Zinedine Zidane will now have to sort things out as soon as possible if he is to prevent the mutiny in the dressing room from blowing out of proportion.