HE really has the life of Riley.
Gareth Bale, 32, who is set to leave the club when his contract expires, has a life to envy at Madrid.
The Welshman is passionate about playing for his country and is keen to make it to the World Cup in Qatar.
Should Wales get there, Bale has been linked with a last-minute move to hometown club Cardiff City.
Still in Madrid, he lives in a stunning £6.5million house, has a car collection that includes a Ferrari, Mercedes and Audi, and has a stunning golf course on his doorstep.
Bale lives in the exclusive neighborhood of La Finca, home of Madrid’s richest.
Ex-coach Zidane was a neighbor, teammate Karim Benzema is nearby while Cristiano Ronaldo used to live there.
Bale’s house himself was rented by Real Madrid legend Kaka before moving to new pastures.
And it’s a marvel of modern architecture created by Joaquin Torres and is valued at around £6.5million.
Bale is said to be paying £10,000 a month rent to live in the Pozuelo de Alarcón part of La Finca, in this amazing 1,500 square meter property built over two floors.
It features four bedrooms, an indoor pool, gym, two utility rooms, multiple patios and porches, and a six-car garage.
Bale is said to be making £600,000 a week before tax and has plenty of change left over from his rental property.
And over the years he’s added some of the best cars a footballer can drive.
As well as a £165,000 Mercedes SLS AMG, Bale was driven in a £152,000 Bentley Continental GT, a £156,000 Lamborghini Huracan and a £230,000 Ferrari GTC4Lusso.
With Real Madrid players getting a choice of Audi engines thanks to a huge sponsorship deal, the winger also gifted himself a £65,000 Audi Q7 50 TDI last Christmas.
After all, this handicap will not improve by itself.
Bale has been accused of being more interested in golf than playing for Real Madrid.
On his large estate in Glamorgan, Wales, he built a three-hole golf course which is a replica of the 12th course at Augusta, the Royal Troon’s Postage Stamp and the tricky par-3 17th course at Sawgrass.
To feed his golf fix in Madrid, Bale is part of the members-only Ciudad Grupo Santander.
A golf course co-designed by Seve Ballesteros that stretches nearly 7,500 yards from the back tees.
For a special day trip he goes to the Real Club de Valderrama in San Roque, Andalucia.
When he vacations, Bale makes sure he chooses a retreat with a golf course.
His favorite choice is the five-star Finca Cortesin in Marbella, which has an 18-hole course as well as two outdoor pools and a private beach club with an infinity pool, restaurant and bar.
Rooms cost around £900 a night.
While his loyalty to Real Madrid has been questioned, his love for childhood sweetheart Emma Rhys-Jones, 30, has never been in doubt.
The couple met at Whitchurch High School and began dating in the early 2000s.
They got engaged in 2016, but their romance has had its ups and downs.
Her father Martin was released from prison after serving six months in the US for fraud.
Emma banished him from a wedding originally planned for 2018 after he moved in with a florist half his age, Alina Baranova.
While other members of her family, including her aunt Jane Burns, were embroiled in a violent drug feud.
In 2019, Gareth and Emma married in a silent ceremony at a five-star hotel on a Mallorcan island in front of just 60 guests.
Guests were only informed of the location 24 hours before the big day and asked to leave their mobile phones with security upon entering the hotel.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/1284639/gareth-bale-madrid-lifestyle-home-cars/ Insight into multi-millionaire Gareth Bale’s Madrid lifestyle with a £6.5m house, £230k Ferrari and golf on his doorstep