Gareth Bale unveiled at Madrid

Real Madrid have unveiled their record breaking signing of Welshman Gareth Bale in a ceremony at the Bernabeu.

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Venables: 'Everyone's a winner' in Gareth Bale transfer

Former Tottenham and England manager Terry Venables. Credit: Tony Marshall/EMPICS Sport

Former Tottenham and England manager Terry Venables has told ITV News that everyone is a winner in the Gareth Bale world record transfer.

He said: "It's a very good move for him, a different challenge. He’ll have to settle down quickly but it's great for him, great for Spurs - everyone's a winner."


Gareth Bale thanks 'incredible' Tottenham fans

Gareth Bale, who has completed a move to Real Madrid from Tottenham, has tweeted:

Gareth Bale can expect a warm welcome from fans

Gareth Bale can expect a warm welcome from fans when he is official introduced at Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu stadium later today.

Here is a look back at how some of the world's previous most valuable players were welcomed:

Alan Shearer's transfer to Newcastle United in July 1996 was worth £15 million and was very much a homecoming for the striker who had grown up in the city.

Al an Shearer dons a Newcastle United shirt after is record-breaking £15m transfer from Blackburn Rovers Credit: Paul Barker/PA Wire

Ricardo Kakà's move to Real Madrid in 2009 for £56m was the first time the transfer fee record had been broken for eight years. He was introduced to the fans at Real Madrid on a giant stage in the centre of the stadium.

Brazilian footballer Kaka holds his new Real Madrid jersey in 2009 Credit: REUTERS/Juan Medina

Later the same year, Cristiano Ronaldo showed off his skills with some kicky-uppies in front of tens of thousands of Real Madrid supporters. His £80m transfer fee set a new world record until Gareth Bale's move.

Cristiano Ronaldo at his presentation ceremony at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid Credit: REUTERS/Juan Medina
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