After the entire hullabaloo over the last few weeks, it’s finally official. Gareth Bale is now a Real Madrid player!
After the entire hullabaloo over the last few weeks, it’s finally official. Gareth Bale is now a Real Madrid player! The deal is said to be worth 100 million Euros, which is now a World Record for transfer fee. The news became official after the conclusion of last night’s North London Derby between Arsenal and Tottenham. Tottenham Manager Andres Villas Boas disclosed the news. Real Madrid also shared it on their website.
Tottenham’s chairman Daniel Levy is known to be a hard bargainer when it comes to player transfers and this time it was no different. There were reports last week that the player was getting increasingly frustrated due to the delay of the deal. Everybody knew the transfer to Los Blancos was imminent but nobody knew when and for how much it would happen. However, on Sunday all the talk was put to rest and the Welshman has made the move to Spain.
Now Bale’s move to Madrid will have a domino effect on the team as Real Madrid will see to offload few players to ease Bale’s financial deal. Kaka and Ozil are the most likely to be transferred to other clubs. Kaka in all likelihood will go back to AC Milan while Ozil may move to a Premier League team. Arsenal is the front runner to land the German with Manchester United lurking in the background.
Bale will be unveiled as a Real Madrid player on Monday at around 3.30 pm IST to the Madrid faithful. A large stage was erected at the Bernabeu last week leading to speculation that it was for Bale’s unveiling however nothing happened. The Real Madrid fans would be the happiest fans right now as they will have both Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale in their team.
The news that came from Tottenham was that it was Gareth Bale’s desire to move to Madrid that pushed Tottenham for the deal. Also an opportunity to play in the Champions League with one of the most valuable teams in the world would have tempted Bale to move. It would be interesting to see how the pairing of Ronaldo and Bale works magic for Madrid. But it’s safe to say that the stock of Madrid just went a notch higher after the acquisition of Gareth Bale.