Tottenham Hotspur reviewing Real Madrid partnership

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Tottenham are set to review their partnership with Real Madrid after being left furious about the way the spanish giants handled the Gareth Bale saga.

In 2012 it was announced that the two clubs would form a connection in the wake of Luka Modric's move to the Bernabeu, but it seems Madrid have had the lion's share in terms of benefits garnered from the partnership.

Not only did the Spanish giants repeatedly ignore Tottenham's intentions in their pursuit of Gareth Bale, but also then opted to sell German playmaker Mesut Ozil to their bitter north-London rivals Arsenal.

The deal for Ozil was met with particular distaste at White Hart Lane, as Levy and co. see Madrid's decision to sanction the 24-year-old's sale to Arsenal, despite claiming he was not for sale when Spurs enquired early on in the Bale negotiations, a complete betrayal of trust.

As a result of Madrid's lack of regard, accompanied by widespread protest from Spurs fans, the Lilywhites are reviewing the partnership.

According to a source close to Tottenham: "Spurs have been bullied by Real Madrid and they won't stand for it anymore.

"They will look at the partnership and see if it's worth it because Real have shown no respect for them."

The Tottenham faithful this week launched an online petition to bring an end to the connection established between Spurs and Madrid, stating: "Since we have agreed to form the partnership, Real Madrid C.F. have treated us and our players without respect including "tapping" up Luka Modric and Gareth Bale.

"The transfer of Mezut Ozil to our top rivals in order to recoup money spent on Gareth Bale is the ultimate duplicitous action and we deserve a fair and mutual exchange between clubs rather than being treated as a feeder club."

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