Gareth Bale on verge of signing new Real Madrid contract: Ten memorable moments from his Bernabeu career

As Gareth Bale looks to commit his future to Real Madrid, Sport360 looks back at some of the finer moments of the Welshman's career in Spain's capital.

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by Sport360 staff
24th August 2016

article:24th August 2016

Gareth Bale has spent three trophy-laden seasons with Real Madrid and is now on the brink of extending his stay at the Bernabeu to 2021 with a lucrative new deal.

Despite an initial turbulent period, the Welshman slowly but surely found his footing, demonstrating the worth of his world-record transfer from Tottenham Hotspur.

Spanish newspaper Marca report that the 27-year-old’s annual earnings are set to reach €10m, surpassing club favourite Sergio Ramos’ alleged salary and becoming the club’s second highest paid player behind only Cristiano Ronaldo.

In anticipation of this renewed commitment, Sport360 selects snapshots detailing the Welsh phenomenon’s illustrious career in Madrid thus far.

What have you made of Bale’s time with Real and do you think he is becoming a more important player in Zinedine Zidane’s lineup than Ronaldo?

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Gareth Bale on verge of signing new Real Madrid contract: Ten memorable moments from his Bernabeu career

As Gareth Bale looks to commit his future to Real Madrid, Sport360 looks back at some of the finer moments of the Welshman's career in Spain's capital.

September 1, 2013 - Gareth Bale joins Real Madrid for then-record fee of €100m.

September 1, 2013 - Gareth Bale joins Real Madrid for then-record fee of €100m.

September 14, 2013 - The Welshman got off to flying start, netting against Villarreal on debut.

September 14, 2013 - The Welshman got off to flying start, netting against Villarreal on debut.

November 30, 2013 - The winger picks up his first match ball with a hat-trick against Valladolid.

November 30, 2013 - The winger picks up his first match ball with a hat-trick against Valladolid.

April 16, 2014 - Scores first El Clasico goal after a blistering run in extra-time to seal Copa del Rey triumph.

April 16, 2014 - Scores first El Clasico goal after a blistering run in extra-time to seal Copa del Rey triumph.

May 24, 2014 - Hands Real an extra-time lead over city rivals Atletico to help seal Champions League trophy.

May 24, 2014 - Hands Real an extra-time lead over city rivals Atletico to help seal Champions League trophy.

August 12, 2014 - Assists Cristiano Ronaldo during the European Super Cup victory over Sevilla.

August 12, 2014 - Assists Cristiano Ronaldo during the European Super Cup victory over Sevilla.

December 20, 2014 - Added a second at San Lorenzo's expense to help claim the FIFA Club World Cup.

December 20, 2014 - Added a second at San Lorenzo's expense to help claim the FIFA Club World Cup.

January 9, 2016 - Second hat-trick arrives, his first under coach Zinedine Zidane.

January 9, 2016 - Second hat-trick arrives, his first under coach Zinedine Zidane.

March 20, 2016 - Creates history with 43rd goal, surpassing Gary Lineker as best British goalscorer in La Liga.

March 20, 2016 - Creates history with 43rd goal, surpassing Gary Lineker as best British goalscorer in La Liga.

May 28, 2016 - Instrumental in Real Madrid's Undecima campaign, assisting the first goal and converting his penalty in the shootout to once again lift UCL title at Atletico's expense.

May 28, 2016 - Instrumental in Real Madrid's Undecima campaign, assisting the first goal and converting his penalty in the shootout to once again lift...