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Real Madrid owes Tottenham a “Gareth Bale friendly”

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Tottenham have reminded Real Madrid about a clause in the Bale transfer that has yet to be fulfilled

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When Real Madrid signed Gareth Bale from Tottenham in 2013, apparently there was a clause inserted into the agreement that Real Madrid must play a friendly game against Tottenham in London as part of the deal.

Eight years on from that signing — as Bale is fluctuating between the two clubs in what has turned to be a bizarre ending to his Real Madrid contract — the friendly has yet to be played.

According to MARCA, Tottenham have now reminded Real Madrid about said friendly, although they didn’t explicitly ask for it to be played this summer, and it’s unclear if there is a time limit on said exhibition game.

Most reports indicate that Real Madrid’s pre-season, like the last, will be tame. Things should normalize next summer with regards to pre-season tours around the world, but for now, Carlo Ancelotti’s men will likely stay put in Madrid, especially with the Santiago Bernabeu still under renovation.

There are talks that Real Madrid may arrange still a couple games with Inter Milan and Bayern Munich, though nothing is confirmed yet.