Football: Real Madrid bag Bale on six-year deal: Club
MADRID (AFP) - Gareth Bale's prolonged transfer from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid was finally completed for an unconfirmed world record fee on Sunday after the Spanish club officially announced the move.
"Real Madrid and Tottenham have reached an agreement for the transfer of Gareth Bale," confirmed a statement on the club's website.
"The player will be tied to the club for the next six seasons." Widespread reports in England have suggested that the move will make Bale the world's most expensive player with Real set to pay 101 million euros (S$170.8 million, £86 million) for his services.
However, media in Spain insisted on Sunday that Real will only pay 91 million euros, three million less than Los Blancos paid for Cristiano Ronaldo back in 2009.