Gareth Bale has reportedly agreed personal terms with Real Madrid leading to speculation the world could finally see an end to the protracted transfer saga.

Bale’s lawyers met Real Madrid representatives on Friday to thrash out personal terms for the player.
The 24-year-old star is expected to be unveiled on Monday as a Blancos player in the Spanish capital for deal worth £86m – a world-record fee.

The transfer has been ongoing since May but with Tottenham Hotspur initially unwilling to sell and then failing to agree a price for the player the deal has dragged on for four months.

Real Madrid in anticipation of Bale signing erected a stage to present Bale to the world’s media at the start of the week but club president Florentino Pérez has been made to wait to unveil his latest star signing.