A new transfer record set at £85.3 million

After a lengthy wait all summer and beyond, the headline grabbing transfer news has now become official as it has finally happened. Gareth Bale has left Tottenham to join Spanish giants Real Madrid on a 6 year deal. The deal has broken the previous transfer record set in 2009 by Madrid themselves.

Bale is set to receive a phenomenal reception on Monday afternoon in the Santiago Bernabeu, with an estimated number of 80,000 fans shall be gathering around the stadium to welcome the Welshman into his new club.

Bale has also released a statement after the completion of his transfer move to Madrid, stating;

“I have had six very happy years at Tottenham but it’s the right time to say goodbye. We’ve had some special times together over the years and I’ve loved every minute of it.”

The 24 year old, who signed for Tottenham from Southampton for £10m in 2007, has done exceptionally well so far in his career as he was won numerous personal awards including PFA Players’ Player of the Year for 2010/11 season.

Now the next chapter of his footballing career begins, more intent, more pressure and hopefully more football for Bale as he will have the chance to shine under the limelight in major European tournaments such as the Champions League.

Reference: http://www.skysports.com

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