Football: Madrid transfer saga highly stressful, says Bale
LONDON (REUTERS) - Gareth Bale said his drawn-out move to Real Madrid for a world-record transfer fee was "stressful to say the least".
The 24-year-old joined Real from Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday for 100 million euros (S$168.6 million), a fee which made him the world's most expensive player, the day before the transfer window closed and after months of speculation about his future.
"It was a long time. It was very stressful to say the least," Bale told BT Sport on Thursday.
"I knew their interest from the start and I was always confident the move would go through but obviously the chairman Daniel Levy had to do his business and do Tottenham well so I kind of understood that.