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Joe Lewis & Florentino Perez ‘Verbally Agree’ €120m Bale Deal During Secret USA Talks

Spurs owner Joe Lewis held secret talks with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez in the US on Sunday where they verbally agreed a €120m deal for Gareth Bale

With the summer transfer window now open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, more on Gareth Bale’s proposed move to Real Madrid.


Tottenham owner Joe Lewis is understood to have held secret face-to-face talks with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez in the United States on Sunday where they verbally agreed a €120m deal for Gareth Bale, according to reports in Spain.

AS claim that following on from initial negotiations last week, Lewis and Perez met in the US over the weekend where the Madrid supremo hoped to strike a deal that would see them pay a large sum plus include Fabio Coentrao or Angel Di Maria in a player-plus-cash exchange for Bale.

However, the Spanish publication suggest that Lewis demanded a straight cash deal and the two men eventually made a verbal agreement of €120m – which would smash the current world record of €100m that Madrid paid Manchester United for Cristiano Ronaldo – with Madrid paying just €20m up front and the remainder paid over the next six years.

This news comes as the Mirror report that Spurs are ready to fine Bale if he refuses to return to training on Tuesday with the 24-year-old believed to be back in Wales after not making the trip to play Monaco on Saturday.

The newspaper claims that Bale is “unhappy and disappointed” at comments made by boss Andre Villas-Boas’s after the game that suggested the player wouldn’t be sold to Madrid this summer.

With less than a month left until the summer transfer window slams shut and less than two weeks until the Premier League season starts, things are going to have to start moving if Bale is going to make the switch to the Bernabeu. AS claim the two clubs have verbally agreed a fee just 24 hours after AVB insisted the player wasn’t for sale, so it’s difficult to know what to believe.

One things for sure, it’s going to be a tense few weeks for Spurs fans as they face losing a star player to Real Madrid for the second consecutive summer.

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Do you think Bale will end up moving to Madrid this summer? Share your views below.



  1. Rubbish

    August 5, 2013 at 11:55 am

    the clue is in the talks “secret” another bs article by another clueless writer

  2. fornenced

    August 5, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Why do you write this bilge. We have been served this ‘vomit’ now for a month and it has been proven that the media know nothing around this item. What has come to light however, is that Real Madrid have fed AS and Marca lies because what they printed has been categorically denied by AVB. There is no possibility of Tottenham doing a six year deal with Real Madrid over this. So get real.

  3. hmorello

    August 5, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Consider this publication hidden.

  4. Yid

    August 5, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    If its secret how am I reading about it? Maybe I should just forget I ever read it……. Done.

  5. Ray

    August 5, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Yet another load of contrived bollocks coming out of Spain and used as gospel truth by the media in the UK which is then cut and pasted on every blog without question as latest news. Amazing to say the very least.

  6. yido6612

    August 5, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    why is hard to know which story to believe when avb said on camera that bale is not for sale and this story is pure speculation as there is no quotes from anyone just “oh we believe this and that was said” unless u was in the meeting with joe lewis and perez (lets just say that there was one for arguementsn sake because lets face it we dont even know if it ever took place) you havent got a clue what was said and what deal was stuck. so u might as well give up trying to guess as no one knows what is happening apart from bale, tottenham and maybe madrid.

  7. chivers

    August 5, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Last visit, bye!

  8. Mr Moon

    August 5, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    He’s gone! Deal with it Spuds fans.

    • azas

      August 5, 2013 at 1:16 pm

      so its on bbc sports then is it? You sound so confident…the papers must be telling the truth

  9. heapacrap

    August 5, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    what they said……………..mahussive, immense,gargantuan piles of steaming hot bullshat.
    Get a real job and garner a modicum of self-respect instead of rehashing stagnant bilge.

  10. Ben

    August 5, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    My Newsnow subscription list is shrinking daily. Yet another transparent “we want clicks” article. Says it all when bloggers have more integrity than football writers now

  11. Aicher

    August 5, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Why is it articles based on sources, with no quotes from anyone are in newspapers as Exclusives , and actual quotes from AVB are considered humorous and nonbelievable. Why am I replying to this BS

  12. yido6612

    August 5, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Mr Moon i take u u support the scum down the road??? here is an idea instead of trolling spurs news why dont u worry about what your teams does this window because as it looks at the moment is that u aint gonna sign anyone, higuain gone, suarez lol, who else are u linked with??? so i can laugh somemore and unlike u i dont troll arsenal news(i dont want to catch anything)

  13. Mikee

    August 5, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    According to “reports in Spain”, Marca?

  14. wheredo theyfindem.

    August 5, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    There’s always one cretin!! So Mr Moon believes unsubstatiated rumours are fact! Come on stop boasting. It’s MASTER Moon aged 7 1/2. The curse of the internet-Mummy has left her PC on and gone to make her little lad’s lunch. careless.

  15. SpurredoninDublin

    August 5, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Apart from all the non-verifiable “facts”, when has anyone ever heard of Joe Lewis negotiating on behalf of Spurs?

    • azas

      August 5, 2013 at 1:17 pm

      nope…but then again we have never had an 120 million pound player before

  16. mark shankie

    August 5, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Why on earth would spurs accept this crazy offer in 20mil instalments who would they buy with that. If Madrid want to pay over 6years then they can have him when they’ve paid him of.

    • SpurredoninDublin

      August 5, 2013 at 1:45 pm

      RM are €600mill in debt. Who in their right mind is going to accept an IOU from a debt ridden team in a country where the main source of lending, the banks, are on the verge of collapse.

      You can pick holes in this story until the cows come home.

  17. Mikee

    August 5, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Lets just say that if they want him for £20m per year over 6 years, they can…….PROVIDED they repay at rates! (2000% APR?)

    • SpurredoninDublin

      August 5, 2013 at 1:49 pm


      I can just imagine Perez on the phone to Wonga.

      “You want to borrow £20 mill a year for six years? You do realise we usually only make the loan for 28 days”?

  18. Paul Farrugia

    August 5, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    I do not believe that Joe Lewis would accept the payments to be made over 6 years.I do not think he would belittle Daniel Levy by accepting exactly what Daniel refused. And lastly A millionaire has more business sense that to add all that money to the debt Real Madrid already owe us.Who can we buy for 20 million that is exceptionally good? No one.

    • SpurredoninDublin

      August 5, 2013 at 1:52 pm

      I do not believe JL was involved. Full Stop.

  19. bale

    August 5, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    im going to real

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