The Spanish giants are desperately awaiting the expiration of Gareth Bale's contract so that he can earn a staggering £74,000 per minute.

Despite just three appearances in all competitions this season, the Welshman has played 193 minutes in Carlo Ancelotti's squad.

With a reported net annual wage of £ 15 million, Bale is in the final year of his lucrative six-year contract at the Bernabeu.

The Spanish newspaper AS has calculated that Bale has not played for 129 days and takes home £74,000 for every minute he has been on the pitch.

Real Madrid's situation is made worse by the fact that, in addition to the money being paid to Bale, they are also thought to have to pay the same fee in taxes again on top of it.

Since his last appearance for Real Betis on August 28, Bale has played for Wales. In Wales' 5-1 World Cup qualifying win over Belarus on November 13, he played 45 minutes.

With a muscle issue, Bale missed Getafe's recent defeat. Additionally, he will not play against Alcoyano in the Copa del Rey.

Bale, Isco, and Marcelo are all out of contract at the Bernabeu on June 30. The LaLiga giants are reportedly open to letting them leave, which will free up £50m.

At the Parc des Princes, the 23-year-old earns £300,000 per week, but it is believed that he will demand more than double that amount if he moves to Madrid.

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