Despite a reported 11th-hour intervention from another club via BBC Sport, the most tedious transfer saga of the summer should be over very shortly, with Gareth Bale finally making the move to Real Madrid.
When most Brits visit the Iberian peninsula, they tend to make themselves understood by speaking English more loudly and condescendingly.
Mr. Bale, however, will have to try a little harder if he is to build a life in the Spanish capital.
Here are some phrases he may find useful in the coming weeks...
Disclaimer: I do not speak Spanish at all, so these phrases are almost certainly woefully innacurate!