It was initially reported that Tottenham would be covering half of Gareth Bale’s £600,000-a-week wages in order to sign him on loan for the season, with Real Madrid paying the other half.
However, it has emerged since then that Daniel Levy has negotiated a deal that would see the Lilywhites pay the returning star just £220,000-a-week, with Los Blancos agreeing to pay the remaining £380,000-a-week (The Telegraph).
That reportedly brings the total cost of the deal to just £9 million for the season, which no doubt represents a great coup for Spurs.
talkSPORT has now revealed where the Welshman ranks among the highest-paid players currently plying their trade in the Premier League.
While his total £600,000-a-week salary is considerably higher than any other player in the division, the £220,000-a-week Spurs are currently paying him is just the ninth-highest salary paid to a Premier League star.
Tanguy Ndomebele and Harry Kane, who make £200,000-a-week are the joint tenth highest earners along with Mohamed Salah and Marcus Rashford.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is currently the highest earner in the Premier League, with his new Arsenal deal said to be worth around £375,000-a-week.
David De Gea, Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, and Paul Pogba round out the top five.
Spurs Web Opinion
The fact that we have three of our players now among the top ten earners in the division suggests that Daniel Levy is not really running as tight a ship as he once did. Over the last few years, there has been a relaxing of our wage structure as our revenue has gone up. However, we still continue to maintain a much more healthy wage to turnover ratio compared to many of our rivals, which has helped us deal with the impact of the COVID crisis better than other clubs.
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