It was initially reported that Tottenham would be covering half of Gareth Bale’s £600,000-a-week wages in order to sign him on loan for the season, with Real Madrid paying the other half.
However, if a report in The Telegraph is to believed, Spurs would be paying considerable lower than the £300,000-a-week figure that was initially reported.
It is revealed Real Madrid initially wanted Tottenham to cover 75 per cent of Bale’s wages to sanction a season-long loan deal.
That arrangement would have cost the Lilywhites around £18m to cover his wages for the season.
However, Daniel Levy is said to have negotiated a deal that would see the Lilywhites pay just the returning star just £220,000-a-week, with Los Blancos agreeing to pay the remaining £380,000-a-week.
This means that that Spurs will pay only around £9m in wages for the 31-year-old for the entirety of the 2020/21 campaign.
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£9m is around the same figure that our top earners (Kane and Ndombele) make and so we are not breaking our wage structure to have Bale back. Levy deserves a lot of credit for this deal as it is impossible to get a player of Bale’s quality for that price. Hopefully, he will be fit enough to get plenty of games this season, and Spurs will take up the rumoured option in the deal to extend it by another year.
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