Gareth Bale accused of rejecting wage cut while Real Madrid team-mates DID agree to drop salaries

GARETH Bale has been accused of rejecting a wage cut during the height of the coronavirus pandemic – while his Real Madrid team-mates did agree to have their salaries slashed.

The winger was reportedly making £650,000-a-week while in Spain, despite often being left out of the squad during his turbulent final few years at the club.

Spurs’ new winger was delighted to be back at the club where he made his nameCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Reports this morning say he was the only player out of the entire Madrid squad who refused any sort of pay cut as the Spanish side were plunged into financial chaos due to the Covid-19 lockdown.

It is claimed the whole team were in agreement over a wage reduction – apart from Bale.

The Welshman’s representatives reportedly advised him to stop the club slashing any part of his enormous wage packet.

According to Spanish outlet Marca, despite Sergio Ramos and Zinedine Zidane’s best efforts to liaise with the players about helping the club, Bale was having none of it.

The 31-year-old star had a difficult relationship with his French boss and the club’s fans, but it is not known if that directly factored into his alleged decision-making.

The other players – and some staff – who did forfeit 10 per cent of the wages helped the club save 50million euros (£45m).

Bale became the world’s most expensive footballer when he signed for the Spanish giants in 2013.

The hefty wages he was on before he left meant he would’ve been earning around £24m a year while at Madrid.

Gareth Bale showed off his football – and basketball – skills in training this weekCredit: Getty Images – Getty

He returned to Tottenham last month, but injury has delayed his second debut at the club.

The winger could make an appearance against West Ham this afternoon.

He joins a front three which already includes world-class talents Harry Kane and Heung-min Son, which some pundits say is as good as any strike force in the league.

Gareth Bale tears up Tottenham training and scores wonder goal leaving fans drooling about first game back

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