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Cristiano Ronaldo Update : Real Madrid
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Cristiano Ronaldo AND Gareth Bale, Real Madrid
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During practice at Real Madrid, inter-team rivalry was evident between superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and newly hiured Gareth Bale, two of the world's biggest stars. at the start of the season in a campaign where Madrid will be hoping to reclaim the La Liga crown from FC Barcelona as well as win their first Champions League trophy since 2002.
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Bale has already gone out his way to acknowledge that Ronaldo is still the main man at the Spanish side.
'It was amazing to meet Cristiano yesterday, he's a nice guy. He made me feel welcome,' said Bale.
Reportedly Bale will likely make his Real Madrid debut in a Madrid shirt on the right side of the attack against Villarreal.
‘Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the world. He is one of the major reasons I have signed. He was a massive factor in joining and hopefully we can win trophies together.’
Asked if he had come to help Ronaldo, Bale said: ‘He doesn’t need my help. He is already at the top and I am looking forward to playing alongside him and learning from him.’
Bale was asked who will take the Madrid free-kicks.
‘I will have to ask him," replied Bale
Gareth Bale, Tottenham Hotspur
Gareth Bale to Transfer to Real Madrid For Record £86m
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Bale did not report to Tottenham's training ground on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Spurs manager Villas-Boas made it clear that he would like to see Bale fined. AVB revealed that Bale had said his goodbyes to his team-mates ahead of his move.
AVB has deals in place for the Steaua Bucharest centre-back Vlad Chiriches and the Roma forward Erik Lamela. Chiriches will cost £8m and Lamela around £26m, which would break the club's transfer record for the third time this summer. Tottenham have also made an €8m (£6.9m) bid for the Ajax attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen.
"At the moment the two clubs are speaking – Tottenham and Real Madrid – to outline the final decisions or statements of contracts and I am not sure how much time it will take," Villas-Boas said. "It could happen very, very soon. It might not happen so soon so I suppose it could go to the last days [of the window]. Or it could happen in the next two days.
"What's happening is a dream move for him [Bale] so I think in the end, this could have happened in a different way. But Tottenham will be in the end … there will be a three-way agreement for the player to go and Tottenham will accept most likely the biggest transfer in world football. In the end, if Tottenham accept it and everything goes all right, it will be end of story.
"In the end, this is an agreement between everybody. I'm not going to speak from his point of view. He goes to Real Madrid, the biggest club in world football, for the record transfer in world football. We wish him well."
"I gave the player the weekend off," Villas-Boas said. "Monday was then a day off for the squad. He is involved in a big transfer move to Real Madrid. In the end, if it happens, we wish him all the best, what he left here is great memories … and the fact that he hasn't turned up … I don't think it's the correct behaviour. But in the end, it's a position of pressure and a statement from the player or whatever that means. It's a position they chose to take. It's up to the club now to decide if it's a fineable offence."
"I am a Spurs professional, not a Spurs fan, so you may have to have ask a Spurs fan what are their opinions about the situation," said Villas-Boas, who was also asked whether Bale owed it to his team-mates and manager to say goodbye. "It's very difficult. In the end, you know, difficult. I don't know. It's up to Gareth. He has a good relationship with everybody and he has saluted the players the other day, myself included. "Is he on strike? No, I don't think he's on strike. Will he be in tomorrow? I don't know. I'm not really in control of the situation. I've left it up to the club to decide what they want to do. Until the transfer happens, the player is a Tottenham player. If there are orders for him to be here and he is not, I can only leave it to club officials to deal with it. It's up to the club to decide whether or not it's a breach of club rules. I've given my opinion on it. It's up to them to decide whether they act on it or not."
Real Madrid Transfer Update : Gareth Bale
Real Madrid want to announce the completion of Gareth Bale's transfer this weekend, and for Bale to arrive on Monday for a medical ahead of a presentation on Tuesday.
Real is already preparing for Bale’s presentation as the club’s new £85 million signing. A stage was erected in Real Madrid's 85,000 seat stadium where President Florentino Perez is planning on handing Bale his new number 11 shirt.
Madrid will have set a new world record in the transfer market for the fourth time in their history if the fee does reach £85 million. Real Madrid are willing to pay even more for Bale than they did to sign Cristiano Ronaldo for £80m from Manchester United in 2009.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid Captain Iker Casillas
International Champions Cup : Chelsea 1-3 Real Madrid
Looking fit and confident, Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Carlo Ancelotti's Real Madrid defeated Jose Mourinho's Chelsea 3-1 in the International Champions Cup final at Sun Life Stadium in Miami.
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CR7's first goal, a beautiful signature free-kick, put Madrid ahead after Marcelo's opener was cancelled out by Ramires in the first half.
Ronaldo's second goal was a stunning header that sealed victory for the La Liga titans.
The brace will no doubt have been particularly sweet for Ronaldo, with
Earlier this summer, Jose Mourinho said about CR7, "maybe he thinks that he knows everything and that the coach cannot improve him any more".
Madrid took a 14th-minute lead through Marcelo. Two minutes later, Ramires scored a goal over Iker Casillas for his third goal of pre-season. Then Ronaldo shot a free-kick high into the Chelsea net past Petr Cech. Twelve minutes into the second half Ronaldo powered home a header to seal the win for Real Madrid.