Official: Real Madrid sign Bale for reported €100 million
Real Madrid sign Bale for world record fee
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Real Madrid have confirmed the signing of Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur for a reported €100 million.
The Wales international succeeds new team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo as the game's most expensive player after penning a six-year contract with the Liga giants.
Bale first came to prominence as a 16-year-old with Southampton before joining Tottenham in 2007.
The then full-back initially struggled at White Hart Lane but he flourished after being converted into a winger, winning the PFA Players' Player of the Year in 2010-11.
Bale collected the same prize last year, after scoring 26 goals in 44 appearances in all competitions.
His fantastic form was not enough to earn Spurs a place in the Champions League but the 24-year-old will now feature in the competition this season after finally completing his drawn-out move to Madrid.
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