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Bale welcomed to Real Madrid by 30,000 fans

Almost 30,000 Real Madrid fans attended Gareth Bale's signing presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The former Tottenham star was unveiled to Real fans and media yesterday.

Bale was welcomed with a rousing "Bale, Bale Bale" chant from the 30,000-strong crowd, who were then sent into wild excitement as the Welshman spoke his first words as a Real player in Spanish: "It's a dream for me to play in Madrid. Thanks for the great welcome. Hala Madrid!"

It wasn't the biggest attendance for a Real signing, falling third behind Cristiano Ronaldo (85,000) and Kaka (55,000).

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