It’s the news we’ve been waiting to hear in the Football Transfer tavern as Neil Ashton from Mail Online reports that Gareth Bale will finally be unveiled as a Real Madrid player this week.
The news comes after Tottenham agreed a world record deal worth £86 million for the 24-year-old.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy reportedly signed off the massive deal late last night following a long drawn out board discussion and Bale, already in Spain, will now be revealed as a Madrid recruit signing on Tuesday.
Ashton suggests that Levy has agreed a deal whereby Madrid will earn a series of discounts if they accelerate the three stage payments which are staggered over the next six years.
Spurs had hoped to include Portuguese left back Fabio Coentrao as part of the deal, but it has been confirmed that the Real defender has no ambition to leave Spain at this time.
Former Southampton man Bale will now earn in excess of £300,000-a-week as he puts pen to paper on six-year deal that will make his one of football’s highest paid players.
Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas last night insisted that Bale is expected back in training on Tuesday to resume a fitness programme following his trip to Marbella, but it is clear to all in the tavern that his career at White Hart Lane has come to a close.
Villas-Boas added: “There is interest from Real and I hope to have more news for you in the next couple of days. We gave him two days off. We never force non-selected players to be present, they are not obliged to be there and regardless he is not training with the team.”
Real take on Granada tonight and they plan to unveil Bale at a grand ceremony at the Bernabeu on Tuesday.
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