It is reality now. Gareth Bale is officially a Real Madrid player. He was unveiled yesterday in front of around 20,000 fans and will wear the number 11 shirt.
Other than Tottenham fans, rival supporters will surely be glad to see the back of him. After all, he is one of those lethal players who used to frighten the living daylights out of opposing defenders.
Noted for his blistering pace and power, exceptional stamina, dribbling, technique, fierce shot, heading ability and pinpoint crossing of the ball made him a complete footballer.
A truly world-class player. Love him or hate him, his presence will be sorely missed.
The question is whether Spurs will be able to compensate for his loss.
The game against Arsenal proved that new acquisitions such as Etienne Capoue and Erik Lamela will be exciting players to look forward to and that this new 'revolutionised' Tottenham team has a bright future ahead.
Nonetheless, the direct and dynamic style Bale brought to Tottenham's attacking football in previous seasons is one to cherish and savour.
Despite the staggering world record 85.3million transfer which Real paid to secure his services, La Liga fans will have something to look forward to and Bale will return that favour by doing what he has done for years in the Premier League.
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