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Millions of pounds have been changing hands all day for the world's top footballers, but what does it mean in a language we normal human beings can understand? We've broken down Gareth Bale's salary into smaller parts, and it's still mind-boggling.
Gareth Bale earns more than £1,500 every hour. And, it's even more scary when you break it down to the minute
£25 every minute. Did you have a tea break today? While you were waiting for the kettle to boil, Gareth Bale was earning £75, in just three minutes. They're not like the rest of us, those world-class footballers, are they?
Real Madrid's Twitter account has been tweeting from the Gareth Bale press conference, where the Welshman said:
Spanish side Real Madrid have now confirmed the signing of Gareth Bale, 24, on a six-year deal.
ITV Wales's Nick Hartley has just sent this update from Madrid on the latest in the Gareth Bale transfer saga. There's still no official word from either club on the Welsh player's move, but an announcement could be made this evening.
Gareth Bale's move to Real Madrid from Tottenham is understood to have cost the Spanish club a world-record fee of 100 million euros - that is £85.3m.
The Daily Express reports Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has said Spurs will be better without Bale, as long as chairman Daniel Levy continues to bring in the big name stars.
The Daily Post states Chris Coleman has admitted the ongoing saga could have an adverse affect upon Wales.
The Guardian reports that Villas-Boas has accused Bale of being unprofessional.
The Western Mail says that Spurs manager Villas-Boas fears the on-going Bale transfer saga will have an adverse affect upon Wales.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy's statement on Bale's transfer was published on the club's official website.
Former Tottenham teammate Benoit Assou-Ekotto and former Spurs, Barcelona and England striker Gary Lineker are among those who have taken to Twitter to wish Gareth Bale well on his move to Real Madrid.
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