Report: Gareth Bale set to join Real Madrid after record-setting transfer deal

Gareth Bale has been viewed as one of the up-and-coming young stars in the world of soccer for some time now, and there have been rumors that he could be changing clubs for the entirety of this summer.

Now, according to a report from Neil Ashton of The Daily Mail, Bale is free to join forces with Cristiano Ronaldo and company at Real.

“Gareth Bale is free to join Real Madrid after Tottenham agreed a world record £86million deal with the Spanish giants on Sunday night. Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy signed off the staggering move for the PFA Player of the Year following talks with directors in the boardroom at White Hart Lane. Bale’s transfer to Real beats the previous world record of £80m which Real paid to Manchester United for Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009.”

That number speaks for itself. The fact that Real would pay more than they did for Ronaldo says a lot about the quality that Bale plays with and the promise that he shows. At just 24 years of age, the Welsh footballer is set to have a long and successful career with one of the world’s best clubs.

It is expected that Bale will sign a six-year deal worth approximately €10m a year.


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  • Adam K

    I’ll believe it when I see the press conference. It’s a shame that this whole ordeal is taking place while the team is trying to continue their strong start. I would love a post about the BPL rumor mill, since it has been extraordinarily difficult finding reliable info about transfers.

    With or without Bale I love the way the team is coming together. I hope they can continue to thrive once the window closes!

    • John Adair

      They are undoubtedly looking great. With them adding Bale, I hope they don’t make the mistake of letting Mesut Ozil go unless it is the right price. Young and talented midfielders are a luxury.

      • Adam K

        My apologies…I was talking about Tottenham!

        • John Adair

          Ah, now I see. I aplogize.