It’s arrived. The news all in the Football Transfer Tavern have been waiting for all summer long. Gareth Bale is officially a Real Madrid player as reported by BBC Sport.
The news was confirmed by both Tottenham and the Welsh international’s new side after a world record transfer fee of €100 (£85.6)million was agreed.
The former Southampton man will earn a weekly wage of £300,000-a-week at the Bernabeu after agreeing to sign a six-year contact.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy said on the club’s Twitter feed: “Gareth was a player we had absolutely no intention of selling, as we look to build for the future.
“He is a player whose career we have fostered and developed, and he was only a year into his new four-year contract.
“Such has been the attention from Real Madrid and so great is Gareth’s desire to join them, that we have taken the view that the player will not be sufficiently committed to our campaign in the current season.
‘We have, therefore, with great reluctance, agreed to this sale, and do so in the knowledge that we have an exceptionally strong squad.”
Spurs fans in the tavern are reflecting on the breaking news after watching their side fall to North London rivals Arsenal today.
Andre Villas-Boas has spent £110 million on seven new arrivals this summer but it wasn’t enough to see off Arsene Wenger’s side. The confirmation of the Bale transfer has put a further dampened on their evening in the tavern.
Although the Llndlord is kind enough to step in and remind then it could be worse. Southampton, Bale’s former club, gave up their cut of any transfer for Bale losing out on potentially millions.
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