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Bale: I would have joined Madrid for a penny

The Welsh star has rubbished claims that his record-breaking transfer fee might have a negative impact on his approach to the game

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale has dismissed suggestions that he will be affected negatively by the huge sum his club spent to acquire him from Tottenham.

The attacker recently completed his switch to the Santiago Bernabeu in a record-breaking transfer worth €100 million.

However, he assured the exorbitant price-tag will not change his game whatsoever, as he feels he is professional enough to cope with the expectations that come with such a huge fee.

"I would have come here for a penny, for whatever," Bale told reporters. "The transfer fee is not something that affects me.

"It's something between Madrid and Spurs. It only brings extra pressure if I want it to."

Bale made 146 appearances for Tottenham since his arrival in 2007, in which he scored 42 goals.

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