Gareth Bale reportedly earning £74,000 for each minute he's played for Real Madrid 4 months ago

Gareth Bale reportedly earning £74,000 for each minute he's played for Real Madrid

Just the £74,000 per minute for Bale

Gareth Bale is reportedly pocketing a staggering £74,000 per minute he has played for Real Madrid this season.

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The former Tottenham winger has made just three appearances in all competitions for Carlo Ancelotti's side this campaign, registering just 193 minutes of playing time.

The Welshman - who is in the final year of his six-year contract at the Bernabeu - has a reported net annual wage of £15million.

Spanish outlet AS have made a number of calculations and suggested that Bale, who has not played for 129 days, is currently earning a crazy £74,000 for every minute he has spent on the pitch for the 13-time Champions League winners.

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It is also thought that Madrid are required to pay the same fee to the player again in tax, as per the Daily Mail.

The 32-year-old is currently out injured with a muscle issue, and is expected to miss the Copa del Rey tie against Alcoyano on Wednesday.

He has not played for Madrid since he featured against Real Betis on August 28, but he did play 45 minutes in Wales' 5-1 World Cup qualifying win over Belarus in Cardiff on November 13.

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Additionally, AS add that when Bale 'feels something strange muscularly, he immediately puts the handbrake on.'

Other reports suggest that Bale will attempt to save himself for Wales' World Cup qualifying play-offs in March, where Rob Page's men face Austria and then either Scotland or Ukraine if they win for a place at the World Cup later this year.

Bale - who has won 17 major honours in his illustrious career - had endured a difficult relationship with Madrid's supporters and board in recent years, with many people questioning his commitment to the Spanish side.

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Madrid have made no secret of their desire to sell the attacker, with Isco and Marcelo also out of contract at the Bernabeu on June 30.

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