Gareth Bale finally popped the question to his long-term girlfriend, and mother of his two children, Emma Rhys-Jones last month.
The Welshman, announcing the news in a tweet, posted a photo of himself and his new fiancee, alongside the caption: “She said yes!! This is a birthday weekend I won't forget for a long time.”
The Telegraph have now revealed that Bale hired a luxury Spanish island to pop the question - and it seems most of his bonus for winning the Champions League was spent on his extravagant proposal.
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The island, called Tagomago, is situated 900m from the north-eastern coast of Ibiza and reportedly costs a staggering €100,000 a day to hire.
On the island is a villa - but not your ordinary villa.
It’s a five-bedroom pad equipped with “lavish rooms styled by world-renowned interior designers”.
The boy from Cardiff has come an awful long way.
Bale earned €600k for winning Champions League
According to Spanish newspaper AS, Bale pocketed €600,000 for winning the Champions League in May.
It has also been reported that the former Tottenham star earns in the region of £300,000 a week at the Bernabeu.
Subsequently, €500,000 to hire Tagomago for the week must feel like a drop in the ocean for the Welshman.
Zidane has extended Bale's summer break
In more good news for Bale, Real Madrid’s head coach Zinedine Zidane has handed the forward an extended summer break following his exploits with Wales at the European Championships.
He was initially expected to begin pre-season training on July 31 but Zidane, advised by his fitness coach Pintus, has agreed to let Bale return a week later.
However, this means Bale will miss the European Super Cup match against Sevilla on August 9.
Zidane wants Bale to be in peak physical condition for the whole season - particularly the second half of the campaign.
By handing him a total of 38 days’ holiday, the Frenchman will hope this will provide sufficient time for the club’s No. 11 to rest and recuperate ahead of what promises to be another demanding season.
It’s also expected that Bale will put pen to paper on a contract extension with Los Blancos when he returns.
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