By DAN KARELL
Finally, it’s over.
Real Madrid officially announced on Sunday that they had completed the long-awaited transfer of Gareth Bale, reportedly for upwards of $132 million in transfer fees, from Tottenham to the Madrid club. The club announced that Bale has signed a six-year contract as well, but did not disclose the transfer fee or contract amount.
Bale was the most sought-after player in this summer’s European transfer market after a season where he racked in the accolades, winning numerous English Premier League Player of the Year honors following a 21-goal season. If the reported price of the transfer is true, Bale becomes the most expensive transfer in soccer’s history, shattering the $123 million spent by Real Madrid in 2009 to acquire Cristiano Ronaldo.
The 24-year-old Welsh international will be presented on Monday at 1pm local time (7am ET) in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.
What do you think of this news? Happy that the drawn-out transfer is finally complete? Do you believe Bale can live up to his lofty expectations?
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