It was the most talked about transfer this summer and after 110 days of negotiating and £85.3 million later the record breaking deal for Gareth Bale’s move to Real Madrid was announced yesterday lunchtime.
Madrid have confirmed that Bale will get paid £300k a week in a 6 year deal that has seen him become the most expensive player in history, they also revealed that they went in for him as soon as the transfer window started in May and they are pleased to have finally secured their target even though Levy held out for 3 months.
Daniel Levy admits that he was reluctant to sell Bale but in the end had to do what was best for the player as Bale had given them so much over the last six years and he believed the player would have his mind elsewhere if he had stayed at the club according to Sky Sports
“Gareth was a player we had absolutely no intention of selling, as we look to build for the future.
Such has been the attention from Real Madrid and so great is Gareth’s desire to join them, that we have taken the view that the player will not be sufficiently committed to our campaign in the current season.
“We have, therefore, with great reluctance, agreed to this sale, and do so in the knowledge that we have an exceptionally strong squad.
“We wish Gareth all the best in the future and he shall always be welcome at(White Hart) Lane”
Gareth Bale will join Madrid today and has been announced to a packed stadium of Real Madrid fans this lunchtime after he completed a medical this morning. Not only will he be the most expensive transfer ever he is also set to receive a multitude of sponsorship offers and will make a huge amount from commercial deals. The Welshman released a statement on the clubs website in which he spoke of his fondness for the club and his gratitude for helping him to become the player he is today.
“I have had six very happy years at Tottenham but it’s the right time to say goodbye.
“We’ve had some special times together over the years and I’ve loved every minute of it.
“I would like to thank everyone at the Club; the Chairman, Board, staff, coaches and players and, most of all, the fantastic fans, who I hope will understand this amazing career opportunity.
“Tottenham will always be in my heart and I’m sure that this season will be a successful one for them. I am now looking forward to the next exciting chapter in my life, playing football for Real Madrid”