Tottenham will insist they've sold Gareth Bale to Real Madrid for a world record fee. The Daily Mail says Bale transfer saga was finally concluded on Sunday night when he moved to Real Madrid for a world-record £86million.
After negotiations that dragged on all summer, the Welshman has agreed a £256,000-a-week, six-year contract and will have a medical on Monday morning before being presented to the media.
In a move designed to keep Cristiano Ronaldo - signed for £80m in 2009 - happy at the Bernabeu, Real are claiming Bale's fee is £78m.
Bale joins a long list of illustrious players to have made big-money moves to the Bernabeu. Luis Figo, Zinedine Zidane, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo have all been given the 'Galactico' moniker following their high-profile transfers to Real, but none of them have cost as much as Bale.
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