Gareth Bale rents entire island to propose

Gareth Bale capped off summer with a bang and a ring.
Gareth Bale capped off summer with a bang and a ring.

Gareth Bale capped off a summer to remember by proposing to his long-term girlfriend on a luxury Spanish island.

The 27-year-old forward was one of the stand out players at Euro 2016, leading Wales to an unlikely semi-final place just weeks after helping Real Madrid win the Champions League for the second time in three years.

Three weeks after the disappointment of Wales' semi-final exit at the hands of eventual winners Portugal, the former Spurs man hired a luxury private island to propose to his long-term partner, Emma Rhys-Jones.

Bale, who met Rhys-Jones while attending high school in Wales, confirmed the couple's engagement on Twitter.

The picture, which has since been retweeted 15,000 times, is captioned with "She said yes! This a birthday week I won't forget for a long time."

The secluded island called Tagomago is just 900m from the north-eastern coast of Ibiza and 79km off the coast of Valencia.

Online holiday site 'My Private Villa', who help rent the island, quote fees as much as £100,000-per-day to hire the Mediterranean paradise.

Complete with lavish rooms styled by world-renowned interior designers the five bedroom villa is available to rent on a weekly basis for the price of no less than €500,000.

The 98-acre luxury getaway comes complete with a helipad for easy access via helicopter.

The 27-year-old was joined by a handful of friends and family as the former Tottenham forward took the opportunity to celebrate his 27th birthday.

The newly engaged couple have two children together: three-year old Alba Violet and Nava Valentina who was born in March this year.

- Daily Telegraph UK

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