Gareth Bale is the most expensive footballer in the world not C. Ronaldo, leaked transfer doc reveals
Real Madrid signed Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester
United for £83million in 2009, and then broke the bank
again to sign Bale in 2013.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez made claims
sometime ago that Cristiano Ronaldo was still the most
expensive player in the world, saying Ronaldo bought at 83
million pounds was more expensive than Gareth Bale
because of the higher exchange rate during Ronaldo’s
When asked about Bale being insured for £78million,
Florentino Perez said: “Yes, sure. It’s a life insurance,
against accidents. Bale is insured for the amount he cost.”
But transfer documents detailing the real cost of Gareth
Bale’s transfer has now been leaked to the media and are in
total contrast to Real Madrid’s president’s claims.
that the total cost for Bale was actually €99,743.542, which
at the 2013 exchange rate was £85,131,147 a sum higher
than that of Cristiano Ronaldo when he moved from
Jonathan Barnett, who represents Bale, has called the leak
“outrageous” and demanded that the source of the leak is
Barnett said to The Telegraph :
“There should be an inquiry and an independent
investigation … I think it’s disgraceful that people
can get hold of this sort of stuff. It shows complete
disregard for both clubs and the player.”
When Real Madrid bought Bale they agreed to pay the fee
to Tottenham in four installments.
working days of the agreed sale. The next (also
€24,935,895) was due by July 24 2014.
The third (again €24,935,895 ) was due a year after that and
the final installment of £21,282,787 is set to be paid on July
It is believed in some quarters that REAL Madrid president
Florentino Perez said Ronaldo was more expensive than
Bale because he didn’t want to bruise the Portuguese’s ego.