Spurs have Bale buy-back clause

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According to talkSPORT Spurs are understood to have a buy-back clause for Gareth Bale.

Bale has been linked with a summer exit from the Bernabeu following a reported falling out with Zinedine Zidane and spoke about having to discuss his future after he was instrumental in Real’s 3-1 win over Liverpool on Saturday.

The 28-year-old Wales international wishes to be guaranteed first-team football, having started just 26 games in all competitions this season and he revealed after the match that Zidane had not congratulated him on his match-winning performance, and interested teams are preparing to enquire over Bale’s availability this summer.

It goes on to say that Manchester United are the favourites to sign Bale, however a return to Tottenham is also being discussed.

And according to a report in The Times Spurs do have a buy-back clause for Bale, which was inserted in the deal which took him to Real for a world-record fee in 2013.

The say never say never in football but it would be deal that would show the football world Spurs mean business. So many factors however stand in the way of any deal. Fee, Wages, the players actual desire to return and how an arrival like Bale’s might effect the dressing room balance. In football terms it would be genius but logically perhaps not

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  1. My understanding is that it is not a by back clause as such. If a PL club’s offer is accepted by RM, Spurs have 72 hours to match it. It applies solely to PL clubs and does not mention the important factor of personal terms. The player is not forced to leave. The player is not forced to go to a club they do not want to go to. Therefore personal terms will be a major factor and the so-called buy back clause is not worth the paper on which it is written.

  2. Also, Levy will not be sanctioning any purchases unless some are shipped out. The problem is getting them out. Players do not have to leave. In addition, who on earth would buy the likes of Lamela, Llorente and Sissoko? I would let them go at bargain basement prices or even free. Levy wil not do that. In the meantime they are eating into the wage bill.

  3. I believe the buy back clause you refer to it actually a 72 hour first refusal period if being sold to anohter PL team.

    I also believe his goal the other night ensured he is out of our reach! :(


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