Welsh winger will earn €10m a season in the Spanish capital.
Gareth Bale’s long-awaited move from Tottenham Hotspur to Spanish giants Real Madrid is now just hours away from being completed, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
The two clubs have been locked in face-to-face talks for the past few weeks over the sale of the Wales international, and now the wide man’s exit from White Hart Lane to the Santiago Bernabeu could be confirmed by close of business on Friday, says Spanish sports daily Marca.
The paper claims that a deal worth 99 million euros (£85m) has finally be agreed between Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy and his counterpart from the Spanish capital, los Blancos president Florentino Perez, with the 24-year-old set to agree a bumper six-year deal with Madrid worth a whopping 10m euros per season.
And the final transfer fee will represent a new word record, smashing the previous highest sum of £80m that Madrid paid Premier League giants Manchester United for playmaker Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer of 2009.
Bale has managed to find the back of the net on 55 occasions in his 203 appearances for the north London club in all competitions, including 42 strikes in his 146 Premier League matches, since moving to White Hart Lane from Southampton in May 2007 for an initial fee of just £5m, and will be unveiled as a Madrid player next week.
However, the deal will not include left-back Fabio Coentrao, after the Portugal international rejected a move to Spurs.