Sunday, September 1, 2013

Official: Tottenham confirm Gareth Bale departure to Real Madrid

Official: Tottenham confirm Gareth Bale departure to Real Madrid
Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that Gareth Bale will sign for Real Madrid in a record transfer deal, reported to be around £ 86 million
Gareth Bale, 24, was also linked with Manchester United, but chose Real Madrid instead.

Bale was in sizzling form for Tottenham last season, netting 26 goals and assisting 11th

He will be Real Madrid's fifth signing of the season, following the signings of Casemiro, Daniel Carvajal, Isco and Asier Illarramendi.

Gareth Bale now becomes the most expensive transfer of all time, overtaking Cristiano Ronaldo, for Whom Real Madrid paid £ 80 million to Manchester United in the 2009.

Bale for official web site of Tottenham said:

 "I would like to thank everyone at the Club, the Chairman, Board, staff, coaches and players - and most of all the fantastic fans who I hope will understand this amazing career opportunity.

"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.

Following is the tweet Tottenham posted:

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