The deal to bring Bale to the Bernabeu was as complex as it was drawn out, but a five-bank operation and a financial transaction known as forfaiting could provide Spurs with a massive cash injection.
According to sources close to the club, Tottenham have already received €16 million from Real Madrid for Bale's services, with the remaining €75 million (£63 million) set to be paid over the next three years.
Alternatively, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy can call in all the money at a slightly lower rate now, resulting in the White Hart Lane outfit's coffers being boosted to the tune of €73 million.
Bale's move from Tottenham to Real Madrid eclipsed the previous recored set by Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo, who moved in the same direction for £80 million back in 2009.
Although the exact amount remains unclear, it is understood that Bale's switch is worth significantly more than Ronaldo's transfer - with the Portuguese reportedly unhappy at Bale's arrival.
Spanish football expert Graham Hunter claims the Portugal international is "miffed" at the Welsh winger's arrival, casting doubts over Ronaldo's long-term future at the Bernabeu.
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