Huge sighs of relief are going around the Football Transfer Tavern today as the Daily Mail report that finally, the deal for Gareth Bale has gone through.
With the player having been presented to Real Madrid fans at midday, no one is happier to hear this than our landlord who was getting sick of hearing will he, won’t he rumours about the Tottenham player all summer long.
Actually, the Real Madrid grounds staff may also be slightly relieved they don’t have to keep putting up and taking down the Galacticos podium as well!
Bale has made the move to Spain for depending on who you believe, just over, or just under the world record fee.
Real Madrid are trying to claim that the Welshman has cost marginally less than what they paid for Crsitiano Ronaldo a few seasons back, and as one of our punters quips, we fully understand why they are trying to say this!
Spurs however are under the impression that the world record fee has been broken and Bale has been sold for £85.3 million. Quite a chunk of money whichever way you look at it!
Bale himself called the move ‘a dream come true’ and Daniel Levy, whilst not wanting to go into too many details, noted that he was disappointed to have had to sell his best player at the club, and one they have nurtured at that, but was unwilling to keep a player who was only half committed to the cause.
Spurs have as we all know, have made a huge amount of first rate signings this summer and it is hardly like they will be struggling for in terms of squad numbers. The North London derby result aside, things are still looking good for Tottenham and fans in the transfer tavern know it.