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Gareth Bale Ready to Sign New £130k Per Week Contract With £50 Million Exit Clause

Tottenham Hotspur are set to announce that Gareth Bale has agreed a new £130,000 per week contract that will allow him to leave White Hart Lane next summer if a club comes in with a bid in excess of £50 million, according to a report in the Evening Standard newspaper.

The newspaper reports that Bale has committed his future to Tottenham, and that he’ll remain at White Hart Lane until next summer at the earliest.

What do you think about Bale’s imminent deal? Do you think this will put to bed any of the transfer speculation about the Welsh wizard joining Barcelona, Real Madrid or another top European club this summer? Let us know in the comments section below.

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  1. Scrumper

    May 21, 2013 at 9:58 am

    I really don’t see all this nonsense about the Champions League being the pinnacle of a player’s career. There are hundreds of players across Europe who play in the CL every year. Yes Bale could go to Real Madrid, or the like, who routinely get into the CL but British players have never faired well on the continent and they all seem play to a handful of games then end up sitting on the subs bench.

    So unless they want a life style change of a villa with nice weather the real competition for a player is at home where teams are represented by players from across the globe.

  2. David

    May 20, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    If Falcao costs City 56 million pounds as reported in some circles then the 50 million buyout is low. The 130,000 pounds a week wages is also low for a player of his quality.

    Once Real Madrid have appointed Ancelloti I think you could see them make a move for Bale and pay the 50+ million now and I think Spurs will accept. Bale would get more then the 130,000 Spurs are offering him and that’s what will make Bale want to go to Madrid where he’ll also get Champions league football right away.

  3. Dust

    May 20, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Also as a side….Spurs U21 are beating Man Utd at old Trafford 2-0 in the final for the inaugural BPL U21 title.

    • Acton_Yid

      May 20, 2013 at 4:50 pm

      But lose 2-3 at the final whistle…

      • Dust

        May 20, 2013 at 8:50 pm

        Yeah that was brutal….almost as brutal as listening to the man Utd commentators..

        Makes no sense Spurs walk the league over the season and finish above Man Utd by 6 points in the “elite group” but have to play a “cup final” at old Trafford…

        Very strange….

        I watched it…Spurs better in 1st…collapsed in 2nd… a shame really.

  4. Rat

    May 20, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    As a true Spurs fan, any news about Bale staying at Spurs shoul be good news as I believe that with with better forwards than we currently have, this kid could be even more special and consequently the team however, this report first appeared in the Evening Standard and I’m afraid to say that they are one of the of the least reliable rags and are infested with people masquerading as reliable journalists ITK. The only people I would believe is an official statement from the club itself, certainly not some Greene comic like the ES.

  5. Unlimited Cynic

    May 20, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    This may not be true, but if it is, it makes a lot of sense. Both of these things are true: (a) Bale deserves to be, and wants to be, playing in the Champions league, (b) Bale is very loyal to Spurs, has developed a good relationship with the staff, and fully recognizes that AVB has helped make him a better player this past year. He would not have the market value he does right now if not for AVB helping him to reach his potential this year.

    Given (b), I think Bale recognizes that the team ALMOST made CL the last two years, falling short only by the slimmest margin this year, and due to a fluke last year, and may be willing to give AVB and Levy one more chance to make it happen. If Spurs can’t do it next year, he may feel that he’s done his duty to the club and can move on to a top-level European competitor. If Spurs DO make CL, I can see him staying another year after that (or longer) to play in the CL with them, out of loyalty–perhaps with another pay increase.

    50 million is about right. As great as he is, and as sad as I’d be as a Spurs fan to see him go, Spurs could replace his contributions for that amount (two very good strikers, for example, can be bought for 25 million each and counted on for at least 10 league goals each). From Bale’s perspective, the only teams that could afford to pay that much for him are serious competitors in the Champions League every year, so if someone can pay it, he will get his chance to compete at the highest level.

    As for the 130,000K, he’s only 23. I think he recognizes that, unless he acquires some career-ending injury, he’ll have the chance to make plenty more money later. And he won’t exactly be suffering on 6.5 million pounds a year.

    • gbewing

      May 20, 2013 at 5:48 pm

      thank you a well reasoned Spurs fan who speaks from his brain not other orifice. Your comments are balanced and logical not fan boy drivel

      • Dust

        May 20, 2013 at 8:46 pm

        Unlike yours lol

  6. Dust

    May 20, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    I’d be surprised the buyout is that low…70m + is more likely…isn’t Ronaldo’s buyout a ridiculous 1 billion or something?

    I think AVB will get the cash they planned for when he joined. It’s a 4yr plan… 72 points in his first season is impressive.

    This is what I think happens this summer

    24m Moutinho
    20m Damiao (AV won’t sell Benteke)
    20m Martinez
    18m Luke Shaw
    18m Kevin Strootman (C/DM)

    Bentley 3m (or released)
    Gomes 6m
    Dawson 10m
    Rose 12m
    Parker 6m
    Defoe 5m
    Lennon 15m

    • Guy

      May 20, 2013 at 1:17 pm

      I don’t know, Dust. Dawson seemed to be growing on AVB and what will Spurs do without all that pace? 😉

      • Dust

        May 20, 2013 at 3:08 pm

        AVB has stated he wants 3 CB’s in rotation..Kaboul, Veronghen and Caulker… Dawson is getting on….levy will cash in.

        I also would not be surprised if Dempsey was moved on.

        • Acton_Yid

          May 20, 2013 at 4:46 pm

          Time after time, injuries have shown that you ALWAYS need at least 4 centre backs. I would be very surprised if Dawson was sold after the injury debacle start of the season. Unless someone like Aldeweireld was brought in as a replacement…

          • Dust

            May 20, 2013 at 7:56 pm

            I’m going off what AVB has said about his ideal 25 man squad with rotation.

            3 GK
            2 RB
            3 CB
            2 LB
            11 MF
            4 St

            I wouldn’t mind 4 CB’s but I’d sell Dawson and get in another if that was the case.

        • Sacto Blues

          May 20, 2013 at 7:34 pm

          BAE going to stay ?

          • Dust

            May 20, 2013 at 7:47 pm

            I hope not…I’d like to think he would but having a back up / rotation LB is needed..BAE will prolly stay even tho I want him to go…thing is if rosé goes like he wants to…who backs up the new LB?

    • Really?

      May 20, 2013 at 2:18 pm

      This is 100m shopping list that would put Spurs deep in the red territory. How are they planning to meet FA FFP rules?

      • Dust

        May 20, 2013 at 3:05 pm

        I think FFP takes a 3 year net Spend not one season expenditure.

        • Really?

          May 20, 2013 at 3:44 pm

          FFP rules limit wage increase to 20% which essentially locks Spurs in a significantly lower wage structure compared to top 4. So you maybe able to spread your capital spend on player transfers but you wouldn’t be able to afford wage increase to attract/keep quality players. On the top of that at some point Spurs would think about how to finance a new stadium…

          • Dust

            May 20, 2013 at 8:42 pm

            They already are financing a new 60,000 seater stadium…they have started construction on part of it. With an current on time unvealing for 2014.


            Levy stated in his letter at the weekend that they already have a season ticket waiting list of 45,000 on top of the current season ticket holders.

            Phases of construction.


          • CTBlues

            May 20, 2013 at 9:13 pm

            They may have 45k waiting for season tickets now at x pounds but do you really think ticket prices will be the same when a brand new stadium opens even with the increased capacity.

          • Really?

            May 20, 2013 at 11:05 pm

            So how much construction loan servicing will cost Spurs annually and for how long? Or Levy is paying cash from the offshore accounts?

          • Dust

            May 21, 2013 at 9:11 am


            It’s on schedule to open in 2014…season ticket prices will not explode…the thfc supporters trust do s great job keeping everyone informed of developments.

          • Dust

            May 21, 2013 at 9:16 am


            I’m not sure of the specifics…

            Levy and Lewis are quite savy and I’m sure have a financial structure in place that is beneficial to the club.

            Spurs are fully aware of the FFP having been co architects the new BPL FFP rules ratified recently.

          • Really?

            May 21, 2013 at 11:28 am

            @Dust You are not sure of the specifics because there is none. You link talks about supermarket deal not stadium. I doubt that the stadium financing is anywhere close to be finalized as Spurs would have to make it public for review and approval by the local government. Anyway servicing the construction loan when and if it comes to that will burden Spurs financially on the top of FFP constraints.

          • Dust

            May 21, 2013 at 3:46 pm

            If you look around the site I pointed you to it speaks of the stadium and shows designs…

            The “Northumberland Project” has approval from council and London mayor offices with it receiving permits required…. You think they start building the supermarket portion without everything else?


            I’m not your admin, click a link…read

    • kagawa23

      May 20, 2013 at 3:26 pm

      Strootman is coming to Utd we have contacted his agent about him in january and his manager suggested him to us. I think he will more than likely come to to us. Guaranteed Ucl + Competing for the league and bigger wages it would be hard for him to say no.

      • Dust

        May 20, 2013 at 8:45 pm

        1 more yr of guaranteed UCL… Moyes cant guarantee anything…look at what has happens to LFC after Kenny left.

        Perhaps Moyes will be excellent… But there is no guarantee… No SAF…lots of new tv money….

        This summer should be special…

        • kagawa23

          May 20, 2013 at 10:40 pm

          I think we will finish 3rd under Moyes but Utd are guaranteed Ucl for at least 3 more seasons.

          • Dust

            May 21, 2013 at 9:18 am

            Congratulations on winning the biggest lottery in US history the other day…you did use your special power to buy that winning ticket right?

    • COYS_USA_D1

      May 21, 2013 at 3:58 pm

      I dont think Lennon will be on the way out, he prooved his worth when he was injured. I also think Daws will be around too.

  7. Hoosiergunner

    May 20, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    I hope it’s true and that he stays… the league is a lot more interesting with him. He single-handedly put Spurs where they are… and it’s nice to see some loyalty from both the player and the team’s perspective.

  8. Wigglesworth81

    May 20, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    I think he can do better, but good for him and his agent.

  9. Zack

    May 20, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Sorry, £130k weekly is so far below his market value. Add that to the fact that it’s only been reported by one source, and I have serious doubts.

    If Bale’s agent is competent at all, he would not be agreeing to be paid less than half of Man City’s team one day after the season is over when he has all of the leverage. What a joke.

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