By Aramide Oladipo
Sky Sports Spanish expert Guillem Balague has confirmed that Tottenham inserted a buy-back clause when they sold Gareth Bale to Real Madrid.
The 28-year-old departed White Hart Lane at the start of the 2013-14 campaign to join the European giants for a reported world record transfer fee of £85million.
The winger has enjoyed great success since completing a move to the Bernabeu, lifting three Champions League titles and securing his first ever La Liga title last season.
However, due to his lack of fitness throughout his four-year spell in the Spanish capital, there has been speculation surrounding his future at the club.
When he was answering a number of questions on the official Sky Sports website, Balague revealed the clause between the North London club and the Spanish giants.
“If there is any offer for Bale, Real have to contact Spurs and ask them if they want to match it,” he said.
“So yes, there is a clause.”
Tottenham supporters will be delighted to hear that the club have the first option to re-sign the superstar should Madrid decide to offload him.
Bale was sensational during his four year stint at White Hart Lane, helping the club secure a top-four finish for the first time in the Premier League and then guiding them to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
During his final season with the club, the Wales international scored a total of 26 goals and provided 15 assists in all competitions.
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