Gareth Bale expects Real Madrid to honour his lucrative salary even if he leaves this summer.
The Welshman has revived his form at Tottenham, having scored two and supplied the assist for Harry Kane's goal in Spurs' comfortable 4-0 win over the Clarets on Sunday.
As a result, Bale could look to extend his season-long loan from Madrid – who are currently paying half of his £600,000-a-week salary.
Bale, 31, is said to be open to staying in North London next season, but insists he is not making any decisions until the end of the season.
Bale is, however, adamant that Real Madrid will have to honour his £13million-a-year contract regardless of his decision, according to The Mirror.
Therefore, should Bale look to extend his loan-deal at Tottenham, Real will have to heavily subsidise his salary again.
Real Madrid may, however, look to offer Bale a significant pay-off to leave permanently in order to free up their books.
Bale has scored eight goals and registered five assists in 22 outing for Spurs during the 2020-2021 season.
He is also expected to back in action on Thursday night when Tottenham take on Fulham in the Premier League.