It started with Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas confirming Bale was on his way.
Spurs themselves also confirmed the deal.
Moments later Real Madrid put out their official confirmation, through Twitter.
As for the fee, nobody seems quite sure, but friend of B/R Rob Harris is a man to be trusted on these things.
Sporting Intelligence, as usual, have done the maths.
And then came the reaction—we start with a man who played for Spurs and Barcelona himself, Gary Lineker.
Another former England striker, Michael Owen, had this to say.
Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan jumped onto Twitter to get this out there.
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