Madrid Press: Gareth Bale signing is done

Madrid Press: Gareth Bale signing is done


There are two main talking points in the press this morning – the signing of Gareth Bale and the return of Raul.

Marca goes with the former on its front page, claiming negotiations with Tottenham Hostpur have been concluded and the player will sign for the club for a world record fee.

The 24-year-old is expected to make his debut against Athletic Bilbao on September 1. Bale scored 24 goals for Spurs last season as the finished fifth in the league, narrowly missing out to Arsenal in the race for the Champions League.

AS opts for the other main story – Raul’s return. The legendary Real Madrid forward returned to the Santiago Bernabeu with his current club Al-Sadd last night.

The 36-year-old, who played a half for each side was given a hero’s welcome on his return, and afterwards described the experience as being emotional. Los Blancos ran out 5-0 winners.

Elsewhere, Xabi Alonso’s operation on his broken toe has gone well and he can now begin the road to recovery. He is expected to be out for around three months.


  1. i thank God because greth bale give real madrid problem but is no mean anythg nw i thank 4 coaches of madrid we are welcom bale to real a good player