Perez: Bale’s determination key

Florentino Perez has introduced Gareth Bale to Real Madrid supporters and says the player’s determination was key to completing his transfer.

Madrid and Tottenham yesterday made official the Welshman’s €91m transfer to the Santiago Bernabeu and today Los Blancos’ President introduced the player to his new support.

“We incorporate a man who it is very clear has the talent and passion for football,” Perez reflected to reporters today.

“He is an exceptional player, the best in the Premier League last season. He is a young player, he is dedicated to the sport and the ball.

“Now he realises one of his greatest dreams – to be a player of Real Madrid.

“We have been in protracted negotiations for a long time, they were complex. I want to thank Tottenham for the chance they have given us to have him.

“But finally we have succeeded. The determination of Bale has been essential to making his arrival at Real Madrid a reality.”

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