Official: Gareth Bale Joins Real Madrid on Six-Year Contract

Mike Stobe

Real Madrid has finally announced the signing of Premier League star Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspurs.

One of the most fascinating and frustrating transfer sagas in recent memory came to a close today as Real Madrid announced the signing of Welsh international Gareth Bale:

Screen_shot_2013-09-01_at_2

Bale joins Madrid on a six-year deal and will be presented to the Santiago Bernabéu tomorrow at 1:00 pm local time. After the presentation, the Welshman will attend what will certainly be a frenzied press conference to shed light on a transfer negotiation that lasted all but one day over the course of the summer transfer window.

The winger/second-striker joins Real Madrid after a breakout season in which he scored 26 goals over 44 games. His place in Ancelotti's set-up has been the topic of discussion on this and various other football blogs and it'll be interesting to see where the Real Madrid manager deploys him. Regardless of position though, it's safe to say Real Madrid have acquired one of the most talented and explosive young talents in world football.

Welcome to Real Madrid, Gareth!

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Managing Madrid

You must be a member of Managing Madrid to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Managing Madrid. You should read them.

Join Managing Madrid

You must be a member of Managing Madrid to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Managing Madrid. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker