Monday, September 02, 2013
GARETH BALE THRILLS FANS AS HE IS UNVEILED AS REAL MADRID UNVEILS THEIR £86 MILLION POUNDS MAN
New Real Madrid Gareth Bale charmed his new fans at the Santiago Bernebue with a few words of Spanish and recognition of their status as the most decorated club in European history as he was officially unveiled by the La Liga giant after an £86million world record transfer move from Tottenham
Bale looked relaxed and refreshed to be at the end of his transfer saga after completing his medical and attending his long-awaited unveiling ceremony at the Bernabeu Stadium.
His family, including his 11-month old daughter Alba Violet, were present at the ceremony and there was even a large grainy photograph on prominent display of the Welsh as a young boy, wearing a Real Madrid shirt from the 90s, like the one worn by Luis Figo.
Fans cheered and chanted his name - although they mostly pronounced it Gareth Bailey and he changed his black suit for the white strip for Real as he kicked 40 footballs into the crowds.
Bale kissed the badge to great applause and lashed a couple of shots into the net at the south end of the Bernabeu.
'I just want to say that it’s absolutely amazing to be here; a dream come true,' said Bale as he was presented to around 30,000 Real fans by the club president Florentino Perez.
'I hope can help the team bring success to the club. And hopefully bring a tenth European title.'
Then, in Spanish, he added: 'It’s a dream, thank you for this great welcome, viva Real Madrid.'