By Tom Caldon For Mailonline
Published: 20:30 BST, 19 September 2020 | Updated: 20:38 BST, 19 September 2020
Gareth Bale has been given a terse send-off by Real Madrid after the winger completed a season-long loan move to Tottenham on Saturday.
The Spanish club released a statement comprising just 44 words to confirm Bale's departure, and while he may well return to Madrid next summer, it seems the Welshman's relationship with his parent club is beyond repair.
Bale won 13 trophies in seven years after arriving at the Bernabeu from Tottenham in 2013, meaning Madrid gave up just 3.38 words in their statement for each trophy.
Gareth Bale has been given a frosty send-off by Real Madrid after completing Tottenham move
Los Blancos released a 44-word statement confirming Bale's departure on Saturday
The statement read: 'Real Madrid C. F. and Tottenham Hotspur FC have agreed to the loan of Gareth Bale for next season, until 30