Real Madrid have confirmed the signing of Gareth Bale for a world-record fee of
The Welshman flew over to Spain on Sunday night to officially finish the deal, which
sees him move to the Santiago Bernabeu on a six-year deal, earning him around £300,000 a week.
Bale addressed 20,000 delighted Real Madrid fans, sporting his kit which also
revealed his ownership of the number 11 shirt.
The Welshman moved to Spain after his prolific campaign last season with Tottenham Hotspur, who he’d been with for six years. He scored 21 goals for the club in his last season, a tally that earned him the PFA Player' Player of the Year and PFA Young Player of the Year awards.
Bale also showed off his early acquisition of the Spanish language, speaking to Real Madrid fans saying: “It is a dream to be here in Madrid. Thank you for this welcome.”
In the meantime, he spoke about the reasons for him joining the Spanish giants: “Cristiano is the best player in the world and he was a factor for me in deciding to come here.
“He is the boss here and I want to learn from him.”
The latest acquisition of one of the world’s top talents makes his new attacking partner the world’s second most expensive player, but we will have to wait and see which of the duo can be the best in the world.
When asked about the size of the historic transfer fee, Bale said: “The transfer has got nothing to do with me, that’s between Real Madrid and Tottenham.”
Instead, Bale defended that he had no impact on the fee, and that the move was all from his dreams to play for Madrid
“I wanted to come here, even if it was for a penny.”
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