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Transfer Balls: Spurs sell Bale to Madrid and AVB stuffs his guarantee

by | 24th, August 2013

TRANSFER Balls: Is Gareth Bale leaving Spurs for Real Madrid? Yes.

The Telegraph says Bale is on his way to Real for £85m.

Barcelona’s manager, Gerardo Martino, says the fee is “a lack of respect to the world in general”.

That’s Barcelona who tap up other team’s players and paid €60m (£51.3m) on the Brazil forward Neymar. Barcelona are not, as their self-aggrandising motto goes “more than club” . They are a club as vain as Real, shallow as Chelsea and as desperate as Manchester City. By the way, Martino earns around £7m a year.

The BBC’s Dan Roan notes:

Real Madrid have made two different offers for Wales winger Gareth Bale and are waiting to see if Tottenham Hotspur will accept either one.

The first offer is 100m euros (£86m) with structured payments over three to four years, which would surpass the world record fee Real paid Manchester United for Cristiano Ronaldo (£80m).

The other is an up-front, one-off payment which will be closer to £70m.

A player could also be thrown in as a makeweight in the second deal.

The Indy has a third option:

Madrid have also offered to pay Tottenham over a much shorter timescale in just two instalments but the fee would drop to £78m.

Which players. The BBC’s Phil McNulty say it’s Fabio Coentrao.

And where is Gareth Bale?

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