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Gareth Bale set for Real debut after record transfer

Gareth Bale has been confirmed in the starting line-up for Real Madrid against Villarreal this evening as he makes his debut following his world record transfer from Tottenham.

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Bale: 'I've been following Real Madrid since I was 10'

Real Madrid's Twitter account has been tweeting from the Gareth Bale press conference, where the Welshman said:

Gareth Bale presented to Real Madrid fans at Bernabeu

Gareth Bale has showed-off his skills on the Bernabeu pitch in front of thousands of Real Madrid fans after he was officially unveiled by the club.

Gareth Bale has completed his move to Real Madrid. Credit: Real Madrid
He has been officially unveiled today. Credit: Real Madrid
It is believed the Welshman moved for a world record fee. Credit: Real Madrid

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Real Madrid president calls Gareth Bale 'a great player'

There was a huge cheer for Gareth Bale with fans at the Bernabeu chanting his name.

Gareth Bale listening to Florentino Perez's speech. Credit: Real Madrid

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez praised the Welshman, saying: "(He is) a great player with many qualities."

Mr Perez also thanked Tottenham and talked of "complicated" negotiations.

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