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Gareth Bale will be officially unveiled as a Real Madrid player today with thousands of fans travelling to the Bernabeu to get a glimpse of their new signing.
Real Madrid have tweeted a photo of new signing Gareth Bale after he successfully came through a medical at the club:
Real Madrid are showing Gareth Bale's unveiling live on YouTube.
The Welshman will reportedly earn £300,000 a week after completing what is believed to be a world record transfer.
Real Madrid's official Twitter account has tweeted:
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, who has completed a move to Real Madrid from Tottenham, has tweeted:
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.
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.
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.
Footballer Gareth Bale has arrived at a hotel in Madrid ahead of his official unveiling at Real Madrid's ground tomorrow.
Crowds of reporters and fans bustled for a clear view of the world's most expensive footballer.
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