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Spurs Transfer News: Gareth Bale Signs For Real Madrid For £85 Million

Published July 7, 2014 by gossipzoo

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Gareth Bale has joined Real Madrid in a world-transfer-record-breaking 85 million deal on a six-year contract, according to the BBC.

The move makes the 24-year-old the world’s costliest player and dwarfs the 80 million Madrid paid Manchester United for Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009.

Bale’s transfer to the Spanish giants brings to an end one of this summer’s more protracted of transfer sagas and the midfielder’s six-season stay at White Hart Lane, where he scored 42 Premier League goals in 146 appearances since 2007.

The deal for the Welshman was agreed just a day before the closure of the English transfer window, which slams shut at 23:00 BST on Monday night.

Bale will now link up with ex-Spurs teammate Luka Modric at the Bernabeu and will also play alongside Ronaldo in La Liga this season.

“I have had six very happy years at Tottenham but it’s the right time to say goodbye,” said the double PFA Player of the Year.

“We’ve had some special times together and I’ve loved every minute of it.”

The Wales international had been linked with a switch to the Spanish capital for the last three months and missed virtually all of Tottenham’s pre-season campaign, as well as the Londoner’s first three league games.

The former Southampton star will have a medical and then be presented to the Madrid fans at the Bernabeu at 12:00 BST on Monday before speaking at a media conference.

Bale added:

“I am not sure there is ever a good time to leave a club where I felt settled and was playing the best football of my career to date.

“I know many players talk of their desire to join the club of their boyhood dreams, but I can honestly say, this is my dream come true.

“Tottenham will always be in my heart and I’m sure this season will be a successful one for them.

“I am now looking forward to the next exciting chapter in my life, playing football for Real Madrid.”

After his side’s 1-0 loss to Arsenal on Sunday, Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas remarked:

“Bale is a wonderful player. He is going to join Real Madrid so we wish him all the best.

“He left us with some great memories from last season.”

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Spurs Transfer News: Gareth Bale Future To Be Decided In 48 Hours?

Published August 27, 2013 by gossipzoo

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Tottenham’s attacking midfielder Gareth Bale’s future will be decided one way or the other within the next 48 hours, according to the Daily Mail.

Bale has been involved in one of this summer’s more protracted transfer sagas but could have his future sorted this week, if reports are accurate.

Spurs’ owner Joe Lewis is taking charge of talks over the potential sale of the player to Real Madrid – and he will not settle for anything less than 100 million for the Wales international.

The Bahamas-based billionaire is taking up a more active involvement in the Bale situation and is set to meet Real’s president Florentino Perez in Miami or Phoenix, along with the Lilywhite’s chairman Daniel Levy.

An insider is quoted as saying:

“It isn’t just Daniel Levy involved now. It is Joe Lewis who is going to be facing Perez at the negotiating table. He wants to meet Perez and resolve the Bale situation.

“The main outstanding issue is one of cash, rather than the question of which player, if any, comes to White Hart Lane from the Bernabeu. The sides are still some way apart.”

Lewis is aware of the fact Perez is under intense pressure to land Bale for Madrid this summer, while it has also emerged the Spanish giants only want to pay 20 million up front, with the rest of the world-record fee spread out in instalments.

Real are conscious of falling foul to financial fair play rules.

But if the Spaniards want five years to make the payment for the double PFA Player of the Year, Tottenham could take advantage and push the total fee up to an eye-watering 120 million.

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