Perez: £86m Bale was a bargain

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez believes world record signing Gareth Bale, who moved to the Spanish giants for a reported £86m, was a bargain.

Bale was cheap.

The signing of Gareth Bale is the model of Real Madrid, signing the best player in the world at this moment, and that is what I say. All the great players of Real Madrid have been cheap.

Some numbers that have come out I find difficult to understand and, if I were a journalist, I would not have reported them.

Tottenham did not want to sell and we respected that. Then, when we found out that Manchester United would be making an offer, we made our own.

Since his childhood he had the dream of playing for Real Madrid and he asked us to make it possible for him to come.

– Real Madrid president Florentino Perez speaking to Cadena SER