It’s over – finally! The transfer saga of the summer has come to a conclusion.
Gareth Bale has not only become the first €100million player, but he has also become the first Welshman to play for Real Madrid.
In my mind, Madrid seem to have paid a bit too much, as to date he has only had one outstanding season and although he is bound to get better, being only 24, I think they have been ripped off.
GMS contributor Ian Foulkes lists a few alternate things they could have bought with €100 million.
Ciudad Real Central Airport
This airport is located in La Mancha, Spain and is perfect for Real Madrid. Being located just 100 miles south of Madrid, they could have been the first club to have their own private airport! Built at an astonishing price of €1 billion, they would definitely have acquired a bargain, even if it does have crippling debts of €529 million.
Maison de L'Amitie, Palm Beach, Florida
Bought by Dmitry Rybolovlev in 2008 for $95 million but valued at $125 million. This house is truly incredible. It has a 100 foot swimming pool and is also by the sea if you like to swim. It is a whopping 60000 square foot complex, which includes diamond and gold fixtures and nearly a 50 car garage, making this place perfect for the end of season party.
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport
With a top speed of 268mph this car has set a new speed record for serial supercars. This car’s price is estimated at $4million, meaning that when converted into euros they could buy approximately 33 of these.
So Madrid could have bought one of these for all of their first team players and a few of the coaching staff and with a car like this, the players would have no excuse to be late for training!
The Scream is a painting famous for being unnerving and terrifying made back in 1893 by Edvard Munch. In 2012 the painting was sold at auction for an eye-watering $119,922,600, which when converted to euros is nearly €91 million, so they could still afford another two Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sports if they wanted. The painting could be put in the away team’s dressing room to unnerve the opposition before matches at the Bernabeu.
Donate to Charity
With the conflicts going on around the world at the moment what better way to use €100million than to give it to a great charity such as UNICEF. UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation for children working in over 190 countries. Their aim is to make sure every child grows up safe, happy and healthy and what better message could Real Madrid send out to their rivals and to the world itself than to support such a worthy cause!
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