Bale cost record 100m euros

Madrid, January 21

Welsh star Gareth Bale joined Real Madrid in 2013 for a world record fee in excess of 100 million euros ($109 million), a leaked report reveals.

Whistleblowing website Football Leaks posted a copy of the agreement between Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur online on Wednesday. The deal allowed Madrid the option of paying 91,589,842 euros in one lump sum within 15 days of the transfer, or 99,743,542 euros in four installments over three years.

Madrid also agreed to pay a solidarity fee of 1,015,875 euros and forego any outstanding payments on the transfer of Dutch midfielder Ra   nto how the documents came to be leaked. Real have long maintained Bale only cost 91m euros. Indeed another provision of the contract states Madrid would cite that figure to the media, whilst Tottenham wouldn’t release any statement regarding.

In exchange, Madrid agreed to ensure Bale wouldn’t make any “negative comments” regarding Spurs and their chairman Daniel Levy.