Real Madrid forked out an unprecedented sum to sign the winger from Tottenham.
Barcelona president Sandro Rosell insists the Catalan club would never have paid a world record fee to sign Gareth Bale.
Real Madrid handed Tottenham an £86 million (€100m) bounty to sign Bale last week after a summer-long saga, that saw Manchester United register a late interest in signing the 24-year-old before he sealed a dream move to the Bernabeu.
And Rosell admits Barca would never have gone to the same financial lengths as their La Liga rivals did to obtain the Welshman’s signature.
“I wouldn’t have paid €100million for Bale, but if they did, it’s because the members allow it, there’s nothing more to say,” talkSPORT report him as telling Spanish TV.