Gareth Bale to cost Real Madrid 91 million euros, says report

Having sealed the transfers of Argentine Erik Lamela and Romanian Vlad Chiriches on Friday to take their spending for the window to around £92.8 million, it is believed the London club wanted the bulk of the deal to be paid up front even if it meant settling for a lower price overall.

updated: August 31, 2013 09:44 IST
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Madrid: Gareth Bale's prolonged transfer from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid is set to be finalised after the two clubs agreed a 91 million euro ($121 million, £78 million) fee for the player, Madrid sports daily AS reported on Friday.

Citing sources from Real Madrid, the paper said that the Spanish giants will pay 84 million euros of the fee up front with a further seven million to be paid in variables depending on the Welshman's success with the club.

No one at Real Madrid was immediately available for comment when contacted by AFP.

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