Gareth Bale already in Spain ahead of Real Madrid move, say reports

Several Spanish media sources printed pictures on Friday that showed a stage had been erected in the directors box at Real Madrid's the Bernabeu which is normally used for the presentation of big-name signings, Gareth Bale this time.

updated: August 24, 2013 20:27 IST
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Madrid: Gareth Bale has arrived in Spain ahead of the completion of his move from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid, Spanish sports daily AS reported on Saturday.

Bale is reportedly set to become the world's most expensive player should the deal go through with Real ready to pay more than the £80 million ($123.6 million, 93.2 million euros) they spent to bring Cristiano Ronaldo to the Bernabeu four years ago.

The newspaper claims that Bale flew into a private airport in Malaga at 1.00pm local time (1100GMT) before heading to Marbella, a coastal city 30 miles (48 kilometres) away.

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