Gareth Bale’s Agent Reveals How Close Welshman Was to Tottenham Stay.

But he has wasted no time adapting to his new surroundings, scoring

on his debut in the draw with Villarreal to kick start his career in

Spanish football.

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United are understood to have submitted a bid worth [pounds

sterling]100m for Bale prior to Madrid reaching an agreement, but Levy

opted to allow the ex-Southampton winger to join the club he supported

as a boy.

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tough and problematic.”

And Barnett has backed up Perez’s claim that a second club

entered the race for Bale.

Gareth Bale’s world record transfer to Real Madrid was on the

verge of collapse on several occasions which almost forced the Welshman

to stay at Tottenham Hotspur, the player’s agent Jonathan Barnett has revealed.. All rights reserved.

“Tottenham made us a great offer to stay”, the agent

added. “There was another club that offered much more than Real


“The deal never fell apart, but it came close on several

occasions,” ( Barnett told Spanish TV’s ‘La Sexta’ .

After securing the move to Real, Bale criticised Tottenham’s

delay tactics which didn’t see the deal completed until the day

prior to deadline day.

Real president Florentino Perez confirmed earlier this week that

Madrid were forced to bid for Bale when they learned of Manchester

United’s offer for the Wales international.

Bale clinched an [pounds sterling]85m move to the Spanish capital

on the penultimate day of the summer transfer window, smashing the world

record transfer fee formerly held by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy played hard-ball for much of the

summer before eventually accepting a record-breaking fee for the

two-time PFA Players’ Player of the Year but Barnett said the deal

almost fell through on a number of occasions.

Manager Carlo Ancelotti is confident Bale will be available to make

his home league debut in the Madrid derby against Atletico Madrid this

weekend despite withdrawing from the warm-up prior to the game against

Getafe with a thigh problem.

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