A 'Real' welcome for Gareth Bale

Real Madrid fans welcome Gareth Bale of Wales on his arrival to Real Madrid soccer club at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid

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Thousands of Real Madrid fans flocked to the Bernabeu to welcome Gareth Bale on September 2, 2013 after the nine-times European champions sealed the purchase of the Wales winger from Tottenham Hotspur for what the London club said was a world record fee.

Spurs announced on September 1 they had sold Bale to Real for 100 million euros and the La Liga club confirmed he had agreed a six-year contract.

"We want to win the 10th European Cup and I hope I can help make that dream come true for the club and the fans," Bale said.

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