Gareth Bale deal 'was close to collapse'

September 25, 2013
By Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent

Gareth Bale’s agent has claimed his client's €100 million summer move to Real Madrid almost did not go through, and the wait to finalise the deal had been like torture for the former Tottenham man.

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