Transfer Balls: Gareth Bale leaves Spurs for world-record fee less than Real Madrid paid Manchester United for Ronaldo
THE Daily Bale: What are the facts behind Gareth Bale’s move from Spurs to Real Madrid? All reports says it’s a world record fee for a footballer, topping the £80m Real paid to get Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United.
So. How much is it?
Daily Mirror: “Madrid sign Spurs ace for £86m, and he’ll get £90m”
The Times: “The £85m man – Real agree £85.2m fee in world record”
BBC: “The Wales star has agreed a £300,000 per week, six-year deal after sealing an £85.3m…”
WalesOnline: “Gareth Bale to be unveiled by Real Madrid after world record £85m deal”
The Guardian: “Farewell to the €100m man”
The Indy: While Tottenham said they had been paid €100m for Bale – £86m – sources in Spain described the fee as €90m, or £78m.
GiveMeSport.com: “Gareth Bale agrees £97m Real Madrid deal”
Daily Mail: “Tottenham were offered a world record £101m for Bale,
The Mail the explains the confusion:
Bale not No 1: Real claim they’ve got £78m star ‘on the cheap’ to keep Ronaldo as top dog
What will the record books make of it?
How much will Bale earn at Real?
GiveMeSport.com: “Gareth Bale is set to earn £310,000-a-week before tax at Real Madrid
The Times: “…put pen to paper on a six-year contract, worth £300,000-a-week before tax”
Daily Mail: “£250,000-a-week net”
The Guardian: “Forward sing’s six-year contract for £170,000-a-week”