Posted: Monday September 2, 2013 12:58 PM

Real Madrid presents new signing Bale

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MADRID (AP) - Accustomed to seeing some of the world's top players join their ranks, tens of thousands of Real Madrid fans turned out at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on Monday to catch the first glimpse of Gareth Bale, the latest "galactico'' to join the Spanish giants.

The 24-year-old attacking midfielder was introduced by president Florentino Perez amid enthusiastic chants from the supporters after earlier passing a medical test.

A person familiar with the deal said on Sunday that the fee for the Wales international was $132 million, making the midfielder the world's most expensive transfer. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because financial details are not being disclosed.

 
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