At the time, Southampton were struggling financially and so decided to sell the clause back to Tottenham for £3m. "Gareth was a player we had absolutely no intention of selling as we look to build for the future," said Levy. 5. In the current club Tottenham played 7 seasons, during this time he played 233 matches and scored 57 goals. Gareth Bale looks set to remain at Real Madrid, a club that does not want him, after the board blocked his lucrative transfer to China.. He said: "I am well aware I would not be at the level I am today were it not for firstly Southampton and then Spurs standing by me during some of the tougher times and affording me the environment and support they have. What a sad state of affairs. Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett told the BBC late Wednesday that talks are "slowly progressing," but added that "Gareth is closer to leaving Madrid … Gareth Bale is reportedly keen on a return to Real Madrid at the end of his current loan at Tottenham Hotspur. Bale is not the same player he was a few years ago, and he often had injury troubles at Real in 2019-2020. The only question is whether he's got the mental strength to cope with such a big transfer and the spotlight that will be immense in Spain. He is going to join Real Madrid so we wish him all the best. After his side's 1-0 loss to Arsenal, Villas-Boas said: "Bale is a wonderful player. Cristiano Ronaldo now has two entries in the top ten after his move to Juventus, Bale? Gareth Bale's dream move to Real Madrid is almost complete, with the Spurs star possibly moving for as much as a world-record £105million. Gareth Bale became the world's most expensive football player when he completed his protracted £85.3million move to Real Madrid in September 2013. I know that football is a universal language but what does it say when Spain is having a financial crash of biblical proportions and then Real go out and waste near £90,000,000 on a football player... the world has got its priorities severely messed up.... have the cheek to buy a top player on the never never, when you haven't paid for the last 2. Bale takes aim at Real after declaring true feelings on Tottenham return. It did not take a body language expert to dissect Bale's thoughts as Zidane was hurled up into the air by Madrid players on Thursday. On 18 October 2015, he scored his first goal of the season by scoring Real Madrid's first goal in a 3–0 home win against Levante UD. Gareth Bale turned down more money to join Real Madrid over David Moyes’ Manchester United, according to the now-West Ham manager. Controversial website Football Leaks say they are fighting for transparency in the market, but are they. No doubt the Spanish Government are about to leaseback Real Madrid's car park for a few billion euros, all funded from the Euro subsidies we pay them, with two fingers by the Spanish Government to the rules and regulations. Brazil midfielder Paulinho has arrived from Corinthians for around £17m; forward Roberto Soldado has signed from Valencia for £26m, and Roma playmaker Erik Lamela has joined for a reported £25.7m. Football Leaks: Fans are enjoying revelations - but is this a quest for transparency or profit? For Bale, the move represents a liberation from the stifling atmosphere of Madrid, where his relationship with Zidane and sections of the Real fanbase had grown toxic. Read about our approach to external linking. Real Madrid appeared to have both in Gareth Bale. If this was a movie it would be ridiculed. The goalkeeper has since revealed that he decided to join Real Madrid in March - and missed training because he did not want to be a "toxic" influence. HAND OF WAD From his 4 … "More importantly, we have an immense team spirit and a dressing room that is hungry for success.". Real Madrid megastar Gareth Bale left fans in hysterics after he was spotted on camera during the team's La Liga title celebrations on Thursday. Real Madrid star goads Bale over failure to join ‘best team in London’ Date published: Thursday 15th October 2020 6:18 Tottenham Hotspur is in talks with Real Madrid to re-sign winger Gareth Bale, his agent said on Tuesday, as the Wales international looks to end his troubled spell at the Spanish club. Dragged on way longer than it should. Having said that, credit to Levy for holding out and squeezing £85.3m out of Real Madrid for a player worth £40m tops. "We have, therefore, with great reluctance, agreed to this sale and do so in the knowledge that we have an exceptionally strong squad to which we have added no fewer than seven top internationals. The Wales winger had been expected to join … Gareth Bale’s situation at Real Madrid has gone from bad to worse since his wonder goal that secured the club's 13th UEFA Champions League title over two years ago.. He was a regular starter when the team won the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League. Bale, who becomes Real Madrid's fifth signing of the summer, paid tribute to both Southampton and Tottenham for developing his career. 0 goals in national team( Nations League Division B). "I would like to thank everyone at the club; the chairman, board, staff, coaches and players, and, most of all, the fantastic fans who I hope will understand this amazing career opportunity.". Seven years after leaving Tottenham for Real Madrid, Gareth Bale is set to rejoin the Premier League side. Again. Is the relationship broken beyond repair, or will Gareth Bale get to have a final farewell with the Real Madrid first team? "I am now looking forward to the next exciting chapter in my life, playing football for Real Madrid.". Marvelous piece of business for Spurs',who have bought almost a new team with the funds received for Bale. So much for all this 'financial fair play rules' almost as effective as telling bankers to have morals. In the current season Gareth Bale scored 2 goals. He is going to join Real Madrid so we wish him all the best. I risk my life to save others (and wouldn't want any other job) - can't help thinking that there are also other professions who deserve the money more. Verratti? Willian? Their other summer arrivals are Nacer Chadli from FC Twente for £7m, Etienne Capoue for £9m from Toulouse, Romania centre-back Vlad Chiriches from Steaua Bucharest for £8.5m, and Ajax's 21-year-old Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen for £11.5m. Real Madrid have broken the world transfer record to sign Tottenham forward Gareth Bale. "He left us with some great memories from last season.". Last updated on 1 September 20131 September 2013.From the section European Footballcomments1642. Added to the fact that your nation is bust and your banking system is in melt down. The Welshman stood several metres away deciding not to join … How many goals has Gareth Bale scored this season? Either way, he has to produce Ronaldo/Messi stats, otherwise he will be the greatest transfer bust in football history. To use comments you will need to have JavaScript enabled. Brazil midfielder Paulinho has arrived from Corinthians for around £17m; forward Roberto Soldado has signed from Valencia for £26m, and, for £9m from Toulouse, Romania centre-back. The Welshman joined Madrid in … He’s had a brilliant career.” "Ben Hayward on why Real Madrid let Bale join Tottenham" Can you name the 10 most expensive signings ever? When Gareth Bale arrived at Real Madrid in September 2013, for a then-world record fee, it looked to be a match made in heaven. Gareth Bale 'open' to … "We've had some special times together and I've loved every minute of it.". Villas-Boas said: "Bale is a wonderful player. Madrid would clearly love to get Bale off their books, given he still has two years to run on a contract that nets him €15 million (£13.7m/$17.2m) per annum. Shame for the premiership to lose such a talent. Franco lives on in Spain. The belief is that this will happen after his loan move to Tottenham Hotspur comes to an end, with some wondering whether or not Spurs even have the finances necessary to make the deal a permanent one. At last,an end to this most boringly dragged out transfer. On 10 July 2015, Marcelo signed a new contract with Real Madrid, keeping him at the club until 2020. Bale will have a medical and then be presented to the Real Madrid fans at the Bernabeu at 12:00 BST on Monday before speaking at a media conference. "But it's a fabulous opportunity for him and the important thing is he really needs to grasp it with both hands. Gunna be some free kick dilemmas at the Bernabeu... Where did Real Madrid get 85 million? The dynamic Welshman wants to move back to north London, his agent revealed this week, and… Spanish Govt.? The Wales star has agreed a £300,000 per week, six-year deal after sealing an £85.3m (100m euros) move which eclipses the £80m Real paid Manchester United for Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009. Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti's claim at the start of August that they were "in talks to find a solution" to the transfer angered Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas, but the clubs have now reached a settlement. His representatives that he wanted to speak to the Spanish giants. Southampton will receive £2m as a result of the move but that figure could have been 10 times as much, had they not decided to allow Spurs to buy out the player's 15% sell-on clause in 2007. Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy admitted he did not expect to have to plan for the season without Bale. The 18-year-old is still a target for Real Madrid, and Barnett has an ongoing relationship with the club as he represents a number of the players in the club's academy. "I have had six very happy years at Tottenham but it's the right time to say goodbye," said 24-year-old Bale. Gareth Bale became the world's most expensive football player when he completed his protracted £85.3million move to Real Madrid in September 2013. If he is earning 200K a week as some are suggesting it would take me 6 years to earn what he earns in a week !! Didn't Spurs lose this same match last season 5-2 WITH Gareth Bale? Football transfer quiz! Gareth Bale plays the position Forward, is 31 years old and 183cm tall, weights 74kg. Bale's sale could now trigger a series of deals involving other Premier League clubs before the transfer window closes at 23:00 BST on Monday. When Real Madrid begin a pursuit of a player, there is usually only one outcome. Makes a mockery of Financial "Fair"Play rules. The 23-year-old Spanish international left back has signed a five-year deal with a buy back option for the Spanish giant. Tottenham star Gareth Bale has aimed a thinly-veiled barb at Real Madrid after … Gareth Bale of Real Madrid. Transfer news and gossip from Wednesday's papers, PLUS: Liverpool fear they could be lumbered with Mario Balotelli, while Tottenham and West Ham keep tabs on Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson. Gareth Bale has rejoined Tottenham on loan from Real Madrid. "He's got it all and ability-wise he is phenomenal. That could not happen, could it? The Wales captain has completed a remarkable return to Premier League, seven years after joining Madrid from Spurs in … Tottenham … Have your say on which player Manchester United should sign. He added: "I am not sure there is ever a good time to leave a club where I felt settled and was playing the best football of my career to date. Spurs have been busy in this transfer window, signing seven players for a total outlay approaching £105m. ", Read more analysis from Gary Lineker and BBC Sport's chief football correspondent Phil McNulty. "I am now looking forward to the next exciting chapter in my life, playing football for Real Madrid." The Red Devils have been linked with a number of new players - so we asked you who'd you most like to see at Old Trafford next season... 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Real Madrid have been keen to get the Welshman's huge £650,000-per-week wages off the book. The Wales star has agreed a £300,000 per week, six-year deal after sealing an £85.3m (100m euros) move which, eclipses the £80m Real paid Manchester United for Cristiano Ronaldo, joined Spurs as a left-back for £10m from Southampton in 2007. and scored 26 goals last season as he was named both the Professional Footballers' Association's and Football Writers' player of the year. ‘Real Madrid should let Gareth Bale go on loan and pay part of his salary’ Gareth Bale, who reportedly earns 600,000 pounds a week, chose not to travel to Real Madrid's UEFA Champions League game against Manchester City on Friday because "he did not want to play". Spanish press are reporting €90m, below Ronaldo. Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro has discussed his fond memories of Gareth Bale and said he will speak about Mbappé when "he is one of our players". "Tottenham will always be in my heart and I'm sure this season will be a successful one for them. As part of the deal, Southampton got Spurs youth goalkeeper Tommy Forecast although he never played a senior game. 0 of 5. "He is a player whose career we have fostered and developed and he was only a year into his new four-year contract. 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The fee eclipsed the £80million that the Spanish giants paid Manchester United for Cristiano Ronaldo, who the Welshman will be paired up with at the Bernabeu. 2016–17 season Bale ended his seven seasons at Madrid on Saturday when he returned on a season-long loan to Tottenham , … from Steaua Bucharest for £8.5m, and Ajax's 21-year-old Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen for £11.5m. Bale has been joined from Real Madrid by the defender Sergio Reguilon. Platini, were are you. The manager at the Bernabeu no longer even disguises his disdain for the 30-year-old, who, remember, has scored Champions League final … Official Website with detailed biography about Gareth Bale, the Real Madrid midfielder, including statistics, photos, videos, facts, goals and more. Gareth Bale has been 'erased' by Real Madrid as they hope to offload him to Man Utd (Image: AFP via Getty Images) Read More Related Articles. "Such has been the attention from Real Madrid, and so great is Gareth's desire to join them, we have taken the view that the player will not be sufficiently committed to our campaign in the current season. Thank god for that. So instead of an £11m windfall, Southampton will have to make do with a £2m Fifa solidarity payment, which comes their way for developing the player. Bale joined Spurs as a left-back for £10m from Southampton in 2007 and scored 26 goals last season as he was named both the Professional Footballers' Association's and Football Writers' player of the year. Welshman Bale left Spurs to join Real Madrid in a then-world record 85m move in 2013. Progress methinks. Mr Bale check your insurance and wage payments regularly sir. According to a recent report from AS, Gareth Bale would like to make his return to Real Madrid one day for one final season at the Bernabeu. On a more important note, Bale has ruined the cover of FIFA 14. 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