Tottenham finally realise they have been 'mugged off'

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Tottenham Hotspur are said to be 'reviewing' their partnership with Real Madrid.

Last summer Tottenham may have cashed in on Luka Modric, but claimed to have something as valuable in return.

A link-up with Real Madrid. Rival fans scoffed: 'All this means is Spurs are now officially their feeder club', 'The deal means Bale will go next summer then,' were two such typical comments.

Spurs denied this, claiming the partnership was equal in value, aimed at being for the good of the club.

They announced a 'strategic partnership' focusing on: "Working together in respect of players, coaching, best practices and commercial relationships."

But a year on, relations between the two clubs are at surely their lowest point since the agreement, and fans have been petitioning online to get it cancelled.

In the space of 12 months, Tottenham have sent no players to Madrid on loan for development, and received none back at White Hart Lane, not even a 17-year-old dud from their youth system.

What they have done, is sent their best player Gareth Bale to Madrid in a permanent deal for a world record fee which will be paid in installments.

Far worse, and the final straw for Spurs fans was Madrid negotiating behind their backs to sell Mesut Ozil to rivals Arsenal on deadline day.

It appears now the realisation could be dawning on Spurs that they have been used, and royally screwed over.

Madrid have got what they wanted out of them, in Gareth Bale, and a report has now stated that Spurs are 'reviewing the partnership.'

If Spurs got nothing out of Madrid this summer, then it's unlikely they ever will. If there are commercial deals going on in the background then it may not be so simple to instantly 'terminate', but otherwise they should rip it up.

Tottenham have for want of a better phrase, been 'mugged off' by Madrid, who sweetened them up with false promises to trick them into giving them what they desired, and if they aren't careful - we wouldn't put it past the Spaniards to officially kick them to the kerb before Spurs give notice themselves.

What do you think? Have Spurs been done over, and is it time to tell Madrid where to go?

image: © James Boyes

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