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Bale prepares for Real Madrid debut

Posted on 12/09/2013 in La Liga

The world's most expensive footballer shook hands with Cristiano Ronaldo yesterday (September 11th) as the pair met for training for the first time.

Gareth Bale's protracted move to Real Madrid is finally complete and the former Southampton youngster now has to be ready to rub shoulders with the likes of Ronaldo on a daily basis at the Bernabeu.

The £86 million man is expected to take some part in Real's match against Villarreal and the Madrid hierarchy were keen to inform fans about their latest investment's progress in Spain.

"Bale started the session with some individual physical work and later joined the rest of the outfield players.

"The Welshman and the rest of the internationals then worked on moving the ball in various exercises," a statement on their site read.

Bale will be keen to get some time on the pitch under his belt, having only played 30 minutes for Wales so far this season.

How will the recordbreaker get on in Madrid? Will he enjoy a winning debut? Have a look at our La Liga odds and place a bet.