Further to my ‘Bale Can Go’ post, what is of major concern is if and when we sell Gareth Bale (and lets hope we do very very soon, as we certainly do not want anyone who does not want to wear the shirt), we need to make sure we get ALL the money ‘Up Front’ and not in installments.
This would not be the first time that Tottenham Hotspur have sold players and not got the money up front and probably wont be the last. In many cases, the actual transfer has not been ‘big’, but in this case with such a great deal of money being involved this time, it is imperative we don’t succumb to an installments policy.
People may not be aware that we have still not received the full money for Luka Modric – also from Real Madrid – so we really need Madrid not only to cough up everything that is owed on Modric but also not have the Mickey taken out of us by Madrid again on the sale of Bale. Lets not be Chumps again by only accepting payments in installments.
Real Madrid maybe the biggest team in the world, but they should learn that they cant ride rough shot over everyone. I also hope UEFA and FIFA look into the Financial Fair Pay situation where no club can go beyond their means.
For those not understanding what the Financial Fair Play Regulations actually are, here is a concise description. The UEFA Financial Fair Play Regulations, first agreed by the Financial Control Panel of football’s governing body were brought in to prevent professional football clubs spending more than they earn in the pursuit of success, and in doing so getting into financial problems which might threaten their long term survival. The sale of Bale may not threaten Madrid’s long term survival, but may see them spending more than they earn in their pursuit for success.
Have something to tell us about this article?