Gareth Bale was voted England’s player of the year by his peers after helping Tottenham reach the Champions League soccer quarterfinals and challenge for another top-four finish in the Premier League.
Real Madrid’s $1 billion outlay on players on the way to a record-extending 10th Champions League last weekend may just be the start of the soccer club’s spending.
Gareth Bale is joining nine-time European soccer champion Real Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur on a six-year contract after the teams reached an agreement on the Wales winger’s transfer a day before the trade period ends.
Real Madrid is fueling European soccer’s $2.2 billion transfer market with its purchase of Gareth Bale, upsetting authorities who want to rein in spending.
Tottenham winger Gareth Bale signed a new four-year contract, the Premier League club said on its website.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Tottenham won 2-1 at Arsenal to boost its chances of a top-four finish in English soccer’s Premier League and qualification for Europe’s Champions League.