Gareth Bale's agent scuppered a move to Barcelona for the new Real Madrid signing a year ago, it has been says Barca were willing to pay €60 million for the Spurs star a little over a year ago.

Barcelona directors met agent Jonathan Barnett twice, and there were also meetings with Tottenham.

What stopped the deal going through was a comment by Barnett, who told one of Barcelona's top directors to wait another two years before signing Bale. Barnett did not see him as mature enough to leave his family environment and Britain and start life in another league.

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