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Bale deal market not morals - Rummenigge

10 September 2013, 21:01

Spain - Real Madrid's jaw-dropping transfer fee for Gareth Bale is a market issue not a matter of morals, and respects rules on football financing, European Club Association boss Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said on Tuesday, Supersport.com reports.

The Welshman signed from Tottenham Hotspur on September 1 on a six-year contract for a fee of some €94 million, and critics have questioned the symbolism of that astronomical sum as Spain wallows in economic crisis.

"The pricing of a player always depends on the market. And this player was very requested on the market, and at the end he had that of course incredibly high price," Rummenigge told reporters as the 214-club ECA wrapped up its general assembly in Geneva.

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