Levy held out until the final day of the summer market before selling Bale for a world record €100 million.
The Welshman told BeinSport his agent told him "about the interest and that they wanted it to be done this summer. He was confident it would happen, but Chairman Daniel Levy had to protect the interests of Tottenham".
The winger went on to say it was a "very stressful" summer. But said he is now happy and wants to "enjoy and look to the future".
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