The Blancos president has denied that the Spanish giants paid €100 million for the Welshman, meaning Cristiano Ronaldo remains the world’s most expensive player
Florentino Perez has claimed that Real Madrid paid €91m to bring Gareth Bale to the Santiago Bernabeu during the summer.
It has been widely reported that the Spanish giants handed over a world-record €100 million for the Wales international – but the Blancos president has now stated otherwise.
“Bale is insured for €91m, which is the amount he cost,” Perez told Intereconomia.
That figure means that Madrid ace Cristiano Ronaldo remains the world’s most expensive player, with the Portuguese superstar having cost €94m when he moved to the Spanish capital from Manchester United in 2009.