Gareth Bale's parents profited handsomely from their son's transfer to Real Madrid, pocketing a reported £2million.
Frank and Deborah Bale, who are the acting co-directors of the footballing ace's company Primesure Limited, benefited from a percentage of the profits made when their son smashed the world record fee paid for a player by moving to Madrid for £85million.
Bale's parents, who both have a 20% stake in the company, were said to play a huge role in their son's decision to make the move from Tottenham, as he wanted to ensure that his family life would not suffer because of a change of clubs.
Along with an agreement that saw his agent receive a £5million lump sum as part of the deal with Real Madrid, Frank and Deborah are believed to have earned themselves around £1million each.
The new Galactico is said to be incredibly close to his family, and always looks to ensure their happiness before making any big decisions.
According to the Daily Mirror, a source said: "Gareth will never forget where he came from – he is loyal family boy. His family are his priority and since turning professional, has always ensured they are provided for.
“Gareth is incredibly grateful for all the sacrifices his parents made for him as a youngster, and wanted to thank them as best he could.
“Debbie was especially anxious about his move to Spain so it was imperative that she and Frank were looked after as part of the deal.
"They are now financially secure for life which is a huge relief for Gareth.”