At time of writing, the announcement of Gareth Bale has collapsed the club website. And if you look at your Twitter feed, you might notice that it’s at a slight angle (only kidding, but the response from fans all over the globe has been utterly stellar).
The 31-year-old’s shirt number is #9, there was a mumble going around online that the delay was down to Erik Lamela kicking up a stink about surrendering the number, but I am given to understand that this was just one of the many pieces of complete fiction swirling about this transfer.
Despite the best efforts of some generic and clearly anti-Spurs sites, the deal had been done. The less said about this shameful ‘reporting’ the better. The very idea that Zinedine Zidane was issuing quotes on a Saturday evening about a player he couldn’t wait to be relieved of, beggars belief.
I take a view that the feel good factor is to be enjoyed, and that fans might take a moment to understand just what change José Mourinho has effected at Tottenham.
If anything else seismic actually happens, you’ll be reliably kept informed via this place.