Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi and three time Ballon D’or winner Cristiano Ronaldo have been enmeshed in rivalry for years.

Pay is one of such rivalry, with one seeking to outdo the other when it’s time to get a new deal at their various clubs. It is apparent Gareth Bale and Neymar are pay rivals as well already. Both players are predicted to be the future winners of the Ballon d’Or in the near future, so the rivalry isn’t difficult to notice.

Gareth Bale is set to get a new deal from Real Madrid after reaching halfway of his 2013 deal with the club. The new contract will see an improved wages from his current £180,000-a-week offer. The deal is believed would be in the range of £400,000 a week. The five-year new contract would see Bale earn above Brazil international Neymar who agreed to the terms of a new deal with Barcelona back in July.

Bale’s pay rivalry with Neymar is set to see him end up as a winner with the new deal, despite the Barcelona star deciding to remain at Camp Nou after agreeing to a new deal. The deal from Barcelona was to ward off a real interest from French giant Paris St. Germain. Bale has been in Manchester United’s radar for years, but the Madrid deal will see him end his career in Spain.

Madrid lost their appeal to have their transfer ban upturned, and would not be able to register any signing till 2018. The deal is expected to spur the current players until new additions can be made. However, even if the players decide to reject the deal, Madrid would not allow them leave until the transfer embargo is lifted. Sergio Ramos renewed his deal in August, with Toni Kroos, and Luka Modric set to get new deals as well.