The Gareth Bale Transfer Saga Is The Worst Thing In SportsGreg Howard8/22/13 5:23pmFiled to: SoccerGareth BaleTottenhamReal MadridPremier LeagueLa Liga1392EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkThis is so dumb. A few months ago, rumors started swirling about Tottenham's Gareth Bale, the Premier League player of the year, heading to Spain to sign for Real Madrid. All summer, it seems, Real Madrid has been closing in on the star for what's been reported by everyone to be a record-breaking sum anywhere between £81 and £1o0 million. That's dumb money. That's all the money. And that's why everyone has been tracking the story.