Tottenham could potentially block Manchester United’s move to land their long-term target Gareth Bale from Real Madrid.
Leaked documents have now revealed the La Liga giants are contractually bound to notify the Spurs if they decide to accept a rival bid for the £86million star performer.
Tottenham hierarchy would then have a 72 hours’ time to decide whether they wanted to trump that bid from their rivals with a record-breaking offer of their own or just be a spectator.
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Bale, who joined Real Madrid in 2013, has so far scored 41 goals in his 73 league appearances for the Madrid giants.
United have however attempted twice to lure him but the Welshman has made it clear he is happy at the Bernabeu despite the shock exit of former manager Rafa Benitez.
Under new boss Zidane, currently injured Bale has scored four goals in his last two matches for Real.
However, the Welshman’s agent has reacted quickly with fury to the leaked document which reveals the final details of his transfer to Los Blancos.
Jonathan Barnett, who represents Gareth Bale, has labelled the leak an outrageous act and also demanded the source of the leak should be investigated.
Barnett said in an interview with the Telegraph: “There should be an inquiry and an independent investigation … I think it’s disgraceful that people can get hold of this sort of stuff. It shows complete disregard for both clubs and the player.”
Football Leaks has released the alleged transfer document, which show that the total fee for Bale was actually €99,743.542, which according to the 2013 exchange rate was £85,131,147.
Madrid that time agreed to pay the staggering fee to Tottenham in four instalments.
The first instalment of €24,935,895 was actually paid within 10 working days of the agreed transfer. The next (also €24,935,895) Spurs received on 24th July 2014.
The third instalment (again €24,935,895) was due a year after that and the final instalment of £21,282,787 is believed to be paid on 24th July 2016.
Interestingly a clause that was inserted in the original deal also reveals that if Real Madrid decide to sell Bale back to Premier League before 1st September 2015 they would have to pay his former club Tottenham a stunning £10m.