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Bale wants €17 million/year, Manchester United try to take advantage of the situation

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Real Madrid will be facing some tough negotiations with Bale's agent.

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Real Madrid and Gareth Bale are negotiating a contract extension. The Welsh attacker has cemented his status within the club after last season and wants to earn around €17 million/year, according to El Chiringuito's Eduardo Inda.

Real Madrid will not accept those demands and Manchester United will try to take advantage of the situation, per that same report. Bale's current deal expires in 2019.

Team captain Sergio Ramos earns €10 million and had a very controversial negotiation a year ago. Cristiano Ronaldo is the only player earning more than Ramos, so signing Bale to that €17 million contract could be problematic as other players could ask for a significant raise shortly after.

Real Madrid have had problems with contract negotiations in the past. Angel Di Maria and Mesut Ozil, for example, left the club after their agents demanded a new salary that Los Blancos were not willing to meet. Bale's case will most likely be different as he is set to be the face of Real Madrid once Ronaldo enters his decline, but Florentino Perez and the rest of the board will have to be flexible.