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Real Madrid confirm Gareth Bale deal complete with Tottenham

Updated: Sunday, 01 Sep 2013 19:40 | Comments

Gareth Bale has signed a six-year deal with Real Madrid
Gareth Bale has signed a six-year deal with Real Madrid

Real Madrid have confirmed the world-record signing of Gareth Bale from Tottenham.

After almost two months of speculation and negotiation, Madrid and Spurs both announced the transfer on Sunday evening.

Press Association Sport understands Real have paid €100 million for Bale's signature.

Madrid announced on their website: "Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur have reached an agreement for the transfer of Gareth Bale, who will be contracted to the club for the next six seasons."

"I am now looking forward to the next exciting chapter in my life"

In a statement on the Spurs website, Bale said: "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.

"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."

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