Campbell, Williams & more: Twitter reacts as Madrid unveil Bale
Fraizer Campbell and Ashley Williams both tweet their thoughts after Gareth Bale is unveiled by his new club Real Madrid
Gareth Bale was officially unveiled by Real Madrid on Monday following his world-record £85.3m switch from Tottenham Hotspur.
The 24-year-old successfully passed a medical before penning a six-year deal at the nine-time European champions, with the Wales international being introduced to an estimated 25,000 Madristas at the Bernabeu.
Here are some of our favourite tweets from the professionals, past and present, and other sporting heroes as Bale starts life in the Spanish capital.
Swansea defender Ashley Williams (@AshWills84) sees the funny side of Bale’s world-record move: “All this fuss about Gareth Bale reminds me of my transfer from @Hednesford_Town to @SCFCmedia.”
Cardiff City striker Fraizer Campbell (@FraizerCampbell) is impressed by Bale’s unveiling: “@GarethBale11 is on flames! Throwing out a bit of Spanish too!”
Everton youngster Shane Duffy (@ShaneDuffy34) is privileged to have faced Bale: “Bale finally gone then, £85m is mad money. Can say I played against him too? He’s gonna be sick in Spain you know!”
England batsman Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) is delighted to see the Welshman fulfil his dream: “Good on Gareth Bale.. Hope he makes the move a big success for him & his family!”
Olympian and Aston Villa fan Katharine Merry (@KatharineMerry) echoes Pietersen’s sentiments: “On a big day for the young man…good luck too Gareth Bale….play big sir and enjoy! #livingthedream”
More from the cricket fraternity (Graham Onions @BunnyOnions) feels under pressure for Bale: “Imagine the pressure of those keepy uppies in front of 80 thousand screaming fans? #bale”
Former Spurs chairman Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) reckons Spurs had the option to sign Ozil: “We would have had the chance to take any RM player as part of the Bale deal. Obviously AVB in his wisdom did not fancy Ozil.”
Finally, football journeyman Steve Claridge (@SteveClaridge) remembers the well-documented Harry Redknapp tale: “If I remember Harry Redknapp tried to offload him not so long ago too, players mature and change, and Bale is a case in point!”